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Pregnant women with epilepsy 'at greater risk of death, delivery complications'

From medicalnewstoday.com

Pregnant women may have greater risk of adverse complications and death during delivery if they have epilepsy, according to a new study published in JAMA Neurology. Researchers found pregnant women with epilepsy are at greater risk of maternal death and delivery complications than those without the disorder.

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over 2 years

Anti-Epileptic Drug Exposure During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Major Congenital Malformations

By Thomas S. May — From docguide.com

— Two major studies presented here on June 28 during a platform session on drug therapy at the 9th European Congress on Epileptology (ECE) have found that several anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) are associated with major congenital malformations (MCMs) in the offspring of women taking AEDs during…

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over 7 years
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Obesity in Pregnancy Raises Epilepsy Risk

From newsmax.com

Being overweight or obese in the first trimester of pregnancy has been linked to a higher risk of bearing a child with epilepsy, researchers said Monday.The study was based on data from 1.4 million children in Sweden, and was published in the Journal of the American Medical…

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8 months

BJOG Release: Anti-epileptic Drugs Can Increase Pregnancy Complications Says New Study

By Medical News Today — From medicalnewstoday.com

— Pregnant women with epilepsy who are taking anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) have an increased risk of pregnancy complications, caesarean section and major malformations of the newborn, finds new research published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Epilepsy is a common neurological condition…

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over 6 years
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If You Have Epilepsy, You Can Be a Mother, Too

From clevelandclinic.org

She collaborated closely with her new physician, and together they made several changes in her medications to reduce seizures and minimize risk for the unborn child. Once the changes were accomplished, her seizures came under control. She quickly became pregnant, and nine months later, she delivered a healthy baby boy.

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over 1 year