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Taking Antiepileptic Medication During Pregnancy

Women who suffer from epilepsy often worry about having children, and with good reasons. A seizure presents risks to the patient, as well as to the fetus. Maternal mortality was ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Epilepsy and Pregnancy, Living with epilepsy, Antiepileptic Drugs, AEDs, AEDs and Pregnancy

Epilepsy Risk Factors: Does Maternal Obesity Increase Baby’s Risk?

There is still a lot being learned about epilepsy, and research is constantly trying to look for patterns and potential epilepsy risk factors. When it comes to epilepsy and ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Epilepsy in Infants & Children, Epilepsy and Pregnancy, Causes of Seizures

Pregnant Women with Epilepsy: New AEDs that May Not Harm Baby's IQ

Many pregnant women with epilepsy have been hesitant to take antiepileptic drugs (AED) because they are concerned that the AEDs can cause issues with the thinking skills and the ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Epilepsy and Pregnancy, Anti seizure medications

How Does an Epilepsy Nurse Help Seizure Patients?

Epilepsy is a serious condition that occurs because of abnormal neural activity. The causes of the disease can vary, as can the severity and many of the symptoms that people ...

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Topics: Epilepsy and Pregnancy, Seizure Safety, Seizure Management

Epilepsy and Pregnancy: Does Birth Control Affect Seizures?

When it comes to epilepsy and pregnancy, there are often times a lot of questions regarding the impact your condition can have on your daily life. Between medications, diet, and ...

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Topics: Epilepsy and Pregnancy

Good News for Pregnant Moms Taking Certain Antiepileptic Drugs

Women with epilepsy have many questions when considering pregnancy. It is not uncommon to wonder: Will being pregnant increase my seizures? If I have a seizure will it harm the ...

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Topics: Epilepsy and Pregnancy

Prenatal Exposure to Valproate Lowers School Performance

AEDs or antiepileptic drugs (anti-seizure medications) have been suspected of being problematic to children whose mothers had to use them during pregnancy. Now, recent studies ...

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Topics: Epilepsy and Pregnancy, Anti seizure medications

Epilepsy and Pregnancy: Can Folic Acid Reduce the Risk of Autism? 

On June 1, 2016, a Norwegian study presented at the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology offered some good news to pregnant women with epilepsy who are taking ...

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Topics: Epilepsy and Pregnancy, Anti seizure medications

Epilepsy and Pregnancy: The North American AED Pregnancy Registry

Women with epilepsy know that they have to consider very special issues when they are pregnant. In fact, epilepsy and pregnancy can be so challenging that most medical experts ...

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Topics: Epilepsy and Pregnancy, Anti seizure medications

Epilepsy and Pregnancy: Common Misconceptions

Women who suffer from epilepsy and want to have children often have a large number of concerns and questions. Importantly, they do not want their epilepsy to have a negative ...

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Topics: Epilepsy and Pregnancy, Anti seizure medications

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