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seizures after c-section

Postby melinda » Thu May 01, 2003 07:24 am

I am wondering if anyone knows about seizures following c-sections. I have had two c-sections followed by seizures and one natural birth with no complications. I am scheduled for another c-section in three weeks and have been showing the signs of preeclampsia I think. My blood pressure is fine, but I have had severe swelling in my feet and legs, weight gain of about four pounds a week for three weeks and 1+ protein in my urine. Does anyone know about this kind of thing? I am really interested in hearing from anyone this may have happenedt to.

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Melinda

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Re : seizures after c-section

Postby expert on call » Tue May 13, 2003 09:27 am

Many women who have seizures are delivered by c-section because they are sicker than those who are not delivered by c-section. These same women would be at a higher risk for seizures after the c-section because of the severity of the disease. The correlation between c-sections and seizures is more than likely just that--that those who are sicker (having seizures) require immediate delivery and those who are sicker will have seizures before, during and after a c-section. I don't think it is the c-section that causes the seizures but rather that you were very sick. With proper management--in another pregnancy--it is unlikely you will be allowed to get that sick before delivery.

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