Rethinking Seizure Care Blog

Sanofi Epilepsy Drug: The UK Bans Drug Use for Women at Risk for Pregnancy

All pharmaceuticals have side effects and risks. Even things as seemingly commonplace as over the counter pain medication carries with it the risk of stomach and liver damage if ...

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Topics: Pregnancy and Epilepsy

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: Pregnancy and Epilepsy

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: Pregnancy and Epilepsy

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: Pregnancy and Epilepsy

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: Pregnancy and Epilepsy

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: Pregnancy and Epilepsy

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: Pregnancy and Epilepsy

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: Pregnancy and Epilepsy

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: Pregnancy and Epilepsy

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: Pregnancy and Epilepsy