Losing my licence meant I lost my independenceBMJ 2020; 369 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1405 (Published 04 June 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m1405
- Zoe Barber
In 2019 I gave birth to twins via planned caesarean section. Shortly after their birth I had a large haemorrhage and needed to return to theatre. While the team was preparing me for theatre I became unwell and had a seizure, which was later confirmed to be a result of eclampsia. Thanks to the prompt and expert care of my healthcare teams I made a full recovery, and my babies were healthy and well.
Informing the DVLA
Later, a friend told me that I should inform the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) about the seizure. Although I was aware of the DVLA’s guidance on driving after a caesarean section, I hadn’t thought about informing them of my eclampsia. I had assumed that because the seizure was a result …