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In Ireland there are around 10,000 women with epilepsy of childbearing age. For pregnant women with epilepsy a potential concern may be whether their anti-epileptic drug treatment will cause harm to their unborn child.

There is an ongoing study (Register) in Ireland in conjunction with the United Kingdom (UK), investigating which epilepsy drug treatments show the lowest risk to a baby’s health.

The aim of this Register is to find out which type of epilepsy drugs women are taking while pregnant and to collect information on the health of their babies after delivery.

If you are currently pregnant or considering becoming pregnant, find out how you can help improve the health of babies born to women with epilepsy for the future.

Existing Restrictions on the use of Valproate medicines in women and girls - Recent Recommendations (December 2014)

 

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