Epilepsy and Pregnancy

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I dont have epilepsy, but my mom does. Both my younger brother and I turned out fine! She couldnt breastfeed because of the medicine she was taking (I think that is what I remember her saying) but she never felt like it was that big of a deal. She was a nurse and worked throughout her pregnancy and up until my brother was born! Then she decided to be a stay at home mom until we went to school…but it was a personal choice not a medical one!

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I haven’t had children yet, and am no longer on any medications.

I know everyone is different, but things I really liked about keppra when I took it were the reduced side effects, and minimal drug interactions. In my experience doctors were always confident and supportive of a healthy pregnancy and babies when I got to that point.

Best of luck to you!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

My 14 year old daughter has Epilepsy and is on Zonisamide (Zonegran) and while kids are a long way off for her, I too am fearful for the future and child bearing for her. She is extremely well controlled on it and I hate the thought of having to change and adjust some day, so I totally feel your pain. Have you joined any online support groups for your specific type of Epilepsy? I’m part of one for Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy- the type my daughter has. The support and suggestions of the community can be very helpful since many people pooling their knowledge and experience of common symptoms and medications can make you feel less alone. A group like that may be of great help to you.

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