So I need help here. I'm 23 years old and my fiance and I want to have a baby. He's had a child in the past so we know he's ok to have kids. I'm scared because I don't know if I will be able to, or if I can, if our child will be ok. I am on depakote and lamictal. I have been on them since I was 17 and I really want to stop taking depakote. I used to be just on lamictal but I still had seizures so my neuro put me on depakote too.
I would talk to my doctor about getting pregnant but I have some road blocks. First, I just lost my job and now I have no insurance. I can't afford to pay the bill to see my doctor but I know I need to speak with him about this. I have normal periods and cycles, and I feel like everything is ok with me, but is my medicine going to keep me from conceiving? We've only been trying for about a month, and if and when I get pregnant, does anyone who has been on depakote and taken it through their pregnancy have any advice for me? I also started taking folic acid and I've been trying to do what I can now without the help of my doctor because of the situation I'm in. We want to have a baby so much, and I just can't help but worry that because of this illness or maybe simply the drugs that it won't happen :o( What should I do??? HELP PLEASE!!!!!