Build the Epilepsy Care Team You Need
When you have epilepsy, you know that treatment can be complicated. There are many things to keep in mind, including the different types of seizures, different medications, and the variety of doctors who work with people who have epilepsy. If you’re pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, you’ll need even more doctors on your care team.
Common Questions About Building an Epilepsy & Pregnancy Care Team
Consult With Your Doctor
We understand how important it is for you to have a healthy pregnancy. And how having epilepsy and taking ASMs can increase your stress about managing your pregnancy and delivering your baby. Having several dedicated members of your care team working together will help you manage your pregnancy journey.
Educating yourself on all that’s involved and making the right decisions before you try to get pregnant can make that journey much easier, less stressful, and safer, for you and your baby.
Download our Epilepsy Diagnosis and Living With Epilepsy - Questions to Ask Your Doctors, and bring a copy to your appointments to help guide your conversations and get the answers you need.
You can also use the Epilepsy Foundation Seizure Diary to track your seizures and share the information with your doctor.
Reviewed by: Laura Kirkpatrick, MD, September 2023