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Epilepsy & Pregnancy

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 00:15
Hi everyone, I just want to share a positive story, having epilepsy I have stressed out about many things including having a baby. For the longest time my husband and I considered adopting due to the complications that could happen. But we decided to have a biological child last year. Everything could have not turned out better! I stayed on my medication and at the end of my pregnancy I was taking 600mg of lamictal a day. I understood the side effects but just kept positive. I had two seizures during my pregnancy, but other then that the pregnancy went great! My son came out perfect! He was two weeks late but so much more developed, when the pediatrician came in to look at him and said he was perfect I almost cried with joy! He is now 7 months old and developing perfectly and is such a happy baby! I am sharing my story because I know how scared I was and reading positive posts from other moms really helped me stay positive.


Hi,Thank you so much for

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2020-04-13 - 09:08
Hi,Thank you so much for sharing your story. Congratulations on the birth of your son, we are so happy to hear that he’s happy and healthy!

Congratulations! Blessings to

Submitted by Patriotrehab on Tue, 2020-04-14 - 00:35
Congratulations! Blessings to you and your family! 

Hi! That's great!! Congrats

Submitted by quida1017 on Sat, 2020-05-09 - 17:24
Hi! That's great!! Congrats to you and your husband!! Glad you both have a healthy and happy baby boy!! Blessings on blessings for your family!! 

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