Category: "Pregnancy"

Seizure Frequency in Pregnancy More Likely With Focal Epilepsy

Seizure Frequency in Pregnancy More Likely With Focal Epilepsy

Women with focal epilepsy experienced the greatest risk for increased seizure activity in pregnancy and may require closer monitoring in pregnancy and the postpartum period. “During pregnancy, seizures affect not only the woman with epilepsy, but also her unborn child. They may lead to miscarriages, and they may affect the health and neurodevelopment of the […]

Pregnant women with epilepsy have more depression, anxiety symptoms

Pregnant women with epilepsy have more depression, anxiety symptoms

MINNEAPOLIS – Pregnant women with epilepsy have more symptoms of depression and anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum than pregnant women who do not have epilepsy or women with epilepsy who are not pregnant, according to a study published in the August 17, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “The good […]

Pregnancy week by week

Pregnancy week by week

Epilepsy and pregnancy: What you need to know If you have epilepsy becoming pregnant might seem risky. But the odds are in your favor. Find out how to promote a healthy pregnancy. Epilepsy during pregnancy raises special concerns. While most people who have epilepsy deliver healthy babies, you might need special care during your pregnancy. […]

Don’t Miss Tomorrow Night… Epilepsy Association “Zoom-Learn-Ask”

Don’t Miss Tomorrow Night… Epilepsy Association “Zoom-Learn-Ask”

Click on the link below to join https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88326176138?pwd=L0ZCNS9Cd2Jtakp2dDgyRmZxcXhwdz09  

Taken during pregnancy, Topiramate, an antiepileptic drug, increases the risk of autism in children, warns the ANSM

Taken during pregnancy, Topiramate, an antiepileptic drug, increases the risk of autism in children, warns the ANSM

The risk of autistic disorders in children is increased more than two and a half times when Topiramate is consumed during pregnancy. This drug, used to treat epilepsy, also more than triples the risk of intellectual disability, a study has found. Topiramate, used to treat epilepsy or migraine, causes neurodevelopmental disorders in children exposed to […]

Grandstand. Epilepsy and pregnancy: motherhood is possible under medical supervision

Grandstand. Epilepsy and pregnancy: motherhood is possible under medical supervision

Epilepsy complicates a woman’s reproductive life. However, improved diagnosis and treatment of this disease, as well as better social adaptation, have enabled most women with epilepsy to marry and have children. The collaboration between the neurologist and the obstetrician is important in order to optimize the management of women suffering from epilepsy who wish to […]

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