by expert on call (297 Posts), 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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