Meet Jennifer McEachern and her eldest daughter, Grace. With the help of Dr. Esther Bui, McEachern had a seizure-free pregnancy.
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Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by different types of seizures. Although medical experts have gained a better understanding of the condition, they are still investigating the many causes and triggers for seizures.
Some known risk factors for seizures are variations in hormones, lack of sleep and stress – all of which are exacerbated during pregnancy and while caring for young children – which can make this phase of life especially challenging for women with epilepsy.
Although it may require some extra attention, planning and support from the patient's family, here at Krembil Neuroscience Centre, it is possible for these patients to successfully become mothers.
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