Having a baby brings with it delight and joy, as well as worry, apprehension and even fear. These experiences are common to all women, whether or not they have epilepsy, and it can take a little time to adjust emotionally.
You may also experience depression in the first few days after giving birth but this usually disappears once your hormones settle. One in ten women, however, find post-natal depression can last longer. No matter what, remember any feelings of depression are not a failing on your part.
If you’re feeling sad, irritable or agitated, or are suffering from insomnia, talk to your family, friends and your healthcare practitioner, as you may have post-natal depression but you can get help.