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How do epileptics make it through labor and childbirth without having a seizure?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Treatment : Epileptics do well by making sure they are still on their meds, have therapeutic levels (correct dosages), & by making sure we don't lower their threshold for seizures. One way is to reduce pain with an epidural. Another is to decrease the amount of pushing. Another is to have meds readily available in case symptoms develop. Most do very well.
Answered on Jun 11, 2017

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