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of everyone affected by epilepsy


Useful organisations in the UK for support looking after your child

Getting help from other people 

If you are still having seizures, you may need some help to look after your baby. To see if you would qualify, have a look at the help for disabled parents section of the the NHS website

Claiming benefits to help care for a child 

Depending on your needs and circumstances, you may be able to claim benefits to help you care for your baby. For more information, see the Turn2us website.

Organisations who might help you

Family Planning Association (FPA)
Information and advice about sexual health, contraception, planning a pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy
Website: fpa.org.uk

National Childbirth Trust
Information and advice and pregnancy, birth and parenting
Website: nct.org.uk/

Newlife Foundation
Supports children with disabilities and their families
Tel: 0800 902 0095
Website: newlifecharity.co.uk

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Factsheets on a wide range of topics related to pregnancy and birth.
Wesite: rcog.org.uk


Epilepsy Action would like to thank Epilepsy Specialist Midwife Kim Morley 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 June 2019
    To be reviewed June 2020

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