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Epilepsy in pregnancy

Published: 20/06/2016

This information is for you if you have epilepsy and want to know more about epilepsy in pregnancy. It may also be helpful if you are a partner, relative or friend of someone who has epilepsy and is pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

Information covered in this leaflet

  • What having epilepsy means for you and your baby
  • What to think about before becoming pregnant if you have epilepsy
  • If you find out you are pregnant but were not planning a baby
  • Extra care you will receive during pregnancy
  • Giving birth to your baby
  • After your baby is born

This patient information leaflet is based on the RCOG clinical guideline Epilepsy in pregnancy which contains a full list of the sources of evidence used to produce this guidance.

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