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Seizure Disorders in Pregnancy - ACOG

01/28/2015
10:29 | Author: Steven Lewis

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Seizure Disorders in Pregnancy - ACOG

? Because there are serious risks associated with having a seizure.

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Diagnostic testing, including a targeted ultrasound exam, amniocentesis, or chorionic villus sampling, can be done to determine if certain birth defects are present. Blood tests also can be used to screen for certain birth defects. Levels that are too low can lead to seizures. Blood tests may be done regularly to be sure that medication levels are constant.

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Epilepsy Pregnancy Overview, Risks to the Mother - Epilepsy

01/28/2015
08:02 | Author: Chloe Allen

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Epilepsy Pregnancy Overview, Risks to the Mother - Epilepsy

Women with epilepsy have special concerns about conception and pregnancy - medication, dosing schedules, seizure management, delivery.

These changes include the following: increased hormone production altered eating habits increased stress altered sleeping patterns increased metabolism of AEDs. Physiological changes that occur during pregnancy may lead to increased frequency of seizures in some women with epilepsy.

Last Modified: 15 Dec 2014.

Approximay 20 percent of women with epilepsy experience an increase of episodes during pregnancy. Some experience seizures only while giving birth.

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The hormones estrogen and progesterone increase naturally and steadily during normal pregnancy.

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During pregnancy Epilepsy Action

01/28/2015
06:53 | Author: Molly Young

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During pregnancy Epilepsy Action

It is extremely important to keep taking your epilepsy medicine during pregnancy.

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This should include advice about who to contact if you have any concerns about your epilepsy, seizures or treatment. If you receive support from a number of different medical professionals, you should have a shared-care plan in your hand-held pregnancy notes.

See Epilepsy and having a baby.

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New epilepsy drugs safe in pregnancy, study finds The Chart

01/28/2015
04:24 | Author: Allison King

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New epilepsy drugs safe in pregnancy, study finds The Chart

Doctors used to l women with epilepsy not to have children, because the only available medications to treat the disorder also increased the.

But newer antiepileptic medications used during the first trimester carry no such risks, finds a new study published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

For example, the antiepileptic drug topiramate is one of the second-generation drugs found to be safe by the study, but in March the FDA issued a stronger warning for the drug, saying that “there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on human data.”

Doctors used to l women with epilepsy not to have children, because the only available medications to treat the disorder also increased the risk of birth defects.

The researchers studied data from 837,795 live-born infants in Denmark using the country’s Medical Birth Registry and information on filled prescriptions from the Registry of Medicinal Product Statistics.

One major limitation of the study findings is the grouping of antiepileptic drugs into just two broad categories, says Pennell.

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Pregnancy and epilepsy

01/28/2015
02:15 | Author: Molly Young

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Pregnancy and epilepsy

Most women who need to take medication for epilepsy will need to continue to take some medication during pregnancy. Some medications have a lower.

Most women with epilepsy will have a normal uncomplicated birth, and they will be able to breastfeed their baby.

The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see your doctor or midwife.

Last updated: Monday 22 September 2014.

Some anticonvulsant medications increase the risk of a birth defect called a neural tube defect (such as spina bifida). For more information about folate and neural tube defects have a look at the topic Folic acid (Folate).

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