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Dealing with epilepsy and planning for baby

Monday, January 21, 2013

Hubby and I are talking, trying to sort out how to handle my epilepsy with a baby, particularly when I'm home alone with the baby and he's at work. I'm just feeling really vulnerable, and useless right now :( I don't know how to deal with this. Not to mention scared. :( Not feeling too happy or confident in myself right now :(
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JUMPINJULIE 1/21/2013 8:24PM

    You can do it.

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TAZINITE 1/21/2013 7:56PM

    U can do it.

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KATD13 1/21/2013 12:22PM

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Talk to the Dr.s & see what they say.
Do check out support groups for epilepsy. I am sure there are plenty of moms, who will be able to give you tips & advise.
It is great that you are planning ahead, but do not stress yourself too much. That's not good. Arm yourself with as much info & support as you can. Knowledge is power. Is there anyone who can come over, while hubby is at work? Maybe friends or relatives could each come for an hour or two a day, to stop in for a visit. Or even a neighbor just checking on you a few times a day.

I know that you will find what works best for you and baby.
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_MOBII_ 1/21/2013 11:51AM

    A few things that I found are:
waiting until someone else is home to give baths, change baby in a secure location like on the floor or secured on the changing table or surrounded by blankets/pillows on the bed, minimize using stairs while holding baby...

I only skimmed the article, but it seems to have a lot of good info in it...

http://www.epilepsy.co
m/info/family_parents

Don't fret too much, like anything else, gather info and apply it, you have been protecting your babe so far and you will continue to do great!

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_MOBII_ 1/21/2013 11:37AM

    Somehow, I lost the subscription to your blog :(

Have you asked your doctor about how to handle epilepsy and baby at the same time? He/she may not have an exact answer for you, but may have some contact info for a support group in your area. Or maybe check online for a group or just google 'tips for a new parent with epilepsy' or something along those lines.

Wishing you all the best.

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BONNIEMARGAY 1/21/2013 3:32AM

    Wishing you relief.

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