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Hi I'm currently pregnant , my partner is epileptic and I had epilepsy as a baby , what chance does our child have of inheriting it ?

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics
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In brief: Not definite

Inheritance of epileptic disorder depends upon the type of epilepsy you two have had as they are not the same.
Fortunately not all babies born to parents with epilepsy inherit the disorder. After the baby, you can discuss it further with your baby's doctor with more details. In the mean time, relax and don't forget to take your prenatal vitamins with folic acid??

In brief: Not definite

Inheritance of epileptic disorder depends upon the type of epilepsy you two have had as they are not the same.
Fortunately not all babies born to parents with epilepsy inherit the disorder. After the baby, you can discuss it further with your baby's doctor with more details. In the mean time, relax and don't forget to take your prenatal vitamins with folic acid??
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