Epilepsy and having a baby

This information is for you if you have epilepsy and are pregnant now or might be in the future. It covers things like getting pregnant and making sure your pregnancy and labour run as smoothly as possible for you and your baby. It also includes information about breastfeeding, contraception and looking after a young baby.

If you would like to see this information with references, please contact Epilepsy Action Info_Requests_Helpline

Code: 
B112.11

Our thanks

Epilepsy Action would like to thank Kim Morley, epilepsy specialist nurse/midwife advanced clinical practitioner for her contribution to this information.

Kim Morley has no conflict of interest.

  • Updated July 2020
    To be reviewed July 2023

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