Category: Pregnancy

Valproate: New licensing rules for controversial epilepsy drug

Valproate will no longer be given to women or girls of childbearing potential unless they are on a pregnancy prevention programme. By Jason Farrell, Senior Political Correspondent The UK medicines regulator has changed the license […]


Newer Epilepsy Drugs May Be Safer During Pregnancy

Women who take the new epilepsy drugs levetiracetam and topiramate during pregnancy don’t run the risk of harming their infant’s mental development, British researchers report. But the commonly prescribed anti-seizure drug valproate was linked with [...]

Epilepsy and Preconception Issues to Discuss with Your Doctor

PUBLISHED IN THE HUFFINGTON POST By Stacey Chillemi and Blanca Vazquez The following topics should be discussed during preconception counseling: Weight The time to reach your proper weight is before you decide to have a baby. Obesity may […]


Guidelines for Pregnant Women with Epilepsy

By Stacey Chillemi and Blanca Vazquez Epilepsy may cause extra anxiety when you are considering pregnancy. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby: Take the vitamin […]


Epilepsy & Pregnancy: The War within Myself

I suffer from epilepsy. I developed the disorder at the age of five from viral encephalitis. There are many myths and misconceptions about epilepsy. It was very hard for me to accept my disorder. I felt like […]


Risks of Pregnancy for Women with Epilepsy

By Stacey Chillemi and Blanca Vazquez Many women with epilepsy are worried about possible risks in becoming pregnant. Women with epilepsy who become pregnant do have a higher risk for complications than women who do not have epilepsy. This includes […]


EPILEPSY AND PREGNANCY

 My Mission I hope the articles I post on this website will help many women with epilepsy that want to have children but are afraid to because of their disorder. There are many myths about […]