In a couple of weekends time it's the London Epilepsy Weekend for All and it looks fantastic. It's a weekend full of presentations and workshops by professionals and people with epilepsy. It will give people a chance to ask lots of questions and meet people in a relaxed environment.
It's for the whole weekend, people can go to one of both days, stay there overnight and even arive on the Friday and stay all weekend.
There's going to be information sessions on both days for women thinking about starting a family, pregnant women or new mum's. There will be more on the Saturday as their will be a specialist epilepsy midwife there and a consultant, but I'm going to be there both days to share my experiences and answer question if I can. There will be lots and lots of other useful information sessions but from a pregnancy and parenting point of view this is what is happening:
11.30am to 12.10pm Kim Morley – Epilepsy specialist midwife. Speaking on pregnancy planning, care and delivery; caring for your baby.
12.15pm to 12.30pm Clair Cobbold. Epilepsy and motherhood – a personal perspective.
12.35pm to 1pm Dr Cock; Kim Morley and Clair Cobbold - question and answer session on epilepsy pregnancy and motherhood / fatherhood.
2pm - 3.30pm Pregnancy planning and management; care for your baby
and a mums’ network with Kim Morley ESN and midwife and Clair Cobbold
Epilepsy Action volunteer and a mother with epilepsy featured in the
2pm to 3.30pm Pregnancy planning and management; care for your baby
and a mums’ network with Shelley Brett Epilepsy Specialist Nurse and
Clair Cobbold volunteer with Epilepsy Action and a mother with epilepsy
featured in the award winning Pregnancy diaries.
Looks like a really great weekend for anyone interested in epilepsy. I'm hoping it will be a chance to get lots of mum's and mum's to be with epilepsy together to spreead support and maybe start some sort of support network. Hopefully see you there. Click below to book your place: