Epilepsy and Pregnancy is an excellent book for women, who are pregnant or are interested in having children. The book addresses not only pregnant women, but it also deals in detail with the before, during and after care of women with epilepsy.
Epilepsy and Pregnancy can also help their spouses, family and loved ones by giving them a better understanding of what women with epilepsy will go through before, during and after the pregnancy.
The book covers: Pregnancy, Fertility, Risks of Pregnancy Risks to the Baby, What to Do to Protect, Yourself and Your Baby, Nutrition, Keeping Fit during Pregnancy, What to Expect When You’re Pregnant, Fetal Development, Labor and Delivery Taking Care of Yourself after Childbirth, Breastfeeding, Childcare, A Few Words from the Author, Organizations to Contact for Help, Glossary The AED Pregnancy Registry: Questions and Answers.
Having epilepsy and my experience having three healthy children gives me the ability to show pregnant women with epilepsy and their families what they will endure.
I have had epilepsy since the age of five. I’m a H.O.P.E. Mentor, for the Epilepsy Foundation. I spoke at different events for schools, organizations, political events and anywhere my help is needed to educate people about epilepsy. I was on four talk shows. The interviews focused on the importance of understanding what epilepsy is, how to help someone having a seizure and giving people with epilepsy encouragement and hope for the future. In 2000, I published a book called Epilepsy You’re Not Alone.
I’ve been on radio stations discussing epilepsy and I have recently appeared in many newspapers all over New Jersey such as, The Leader, Belleville Post and the Star Ledger. And on June 26, 2002, I was honored an award by the Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey for Outstanding Volunteer Award.