Can babies have seizures in the womb? Is it common? I saw something about seizures today and suddenly thought about this. Since seizures can be caused by high fever, high or low blood sugar, or really anything that interrupts nerve cells in the brain, and babies are obviously vulnerable to any interruptions pretty much anywhere.
Can Babies Have Seizures In The Womb?
“Seizures occur in 0.5% of term infants and 22.2% of preterm infants,” says this research.
They’re very rare, but as expected, they can have adverse effects on babies. Neonatal seizures are associated with a 50% rate of morbidity and mortality, even worse for fetal seizures.
It can also be inherited and with a risk of recurrence. In this research I read, the parents of the baby who had a seizure are consanguineous – meaning they descended from the same ancestor.