It is really unfortunate that you and your daughter had to go through all this. Such situations are commonly faced by epileptic patients who become pregnant. Here are some tips which should help
1. Always consult your treating doctor (neurologist/psychiatrist
) before planning pregnancy
2. Once pregnancy is planned, the doctor can then guide you regarding the options available. It is a very tricky situation and the decision is usually taken after weighing the risks and benefits, as all anti-epileptic medication have side effects.
3. Once decision is taken to continue with pregnancy, she has to be monitored regularly by obstetrician. If congenital problems are noticed (during anamoly scan), then the pregnancy can be terminated.