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Poor School Results Could Be Caused by Exposure to Epilepsy Drug in the Womb

Researchers located at the Neurology Research Group in Swansea University Medical School have recently found that when a mother had exposure to epilepsy drugs, those drugs in the ...

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Topics: Living with epilepsy, Epilepsy and Pregnancy, Side Effects Epilepsy Drugs

Measures to Ensure Babies Are Not Exposed to Sodium Valproate During Pregnancy

The Chief Executive of the Epilepsy Society, Clare Pelham, recently announced regulatory measures that would be focused on an epilepsy drug called sodium valproate. This is a ...

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Topics: Epilepsy and Pregnancy, Valproate during Pregnancy, Epilepsy Drugs and Pregnancy

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

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 and Pregnancy, Causes of Seizures, Epilepsy in Infants & Children

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, Anti seizure medications, Epilepsy and Pregnancy

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: Seizure Safety, Epilepsy and Pregnancy, 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: Anti seizure medications, Epilepsy and Pregnancy

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: Anti seizure medications, Epilepsy and Pregnancy

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