The ability to bear children is something that many people desire. Yet, some health conditions can interfere with the ability to bear children. Information about how epilepsy affects fertility is still limited. While over 90% of women with epilepsy can become pregnant and have healthy children, there are some situations that may affect fertility and pregnancy. 

Clearly anything that can affect a person's fertility (ability to bear children) or health outcomes of mother and baby during pregnancy are important consequences of epilepsy. Both men and women should be aware of these concerns and see an epilepsy specialist if these risks pertain to you. 

 

 

Reviewed by: Patricia O. Shafer RN, MN on 2/2014
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