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, visit the Advice and Information references section of our website. If you are unable to access the internet, please contact our Epilepsy Action Helpline freephone on 0808 800 5050.


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.

This information has been produced under the terms of Epilepsy Action's information quality standards.

  • Updated July 2020
    To be reviewed July 2023

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