Epilepsy and having a baby (Epilepsy Action)

Information about epilepsy, anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs), and pregnancy help you make informed decisions when planning your pregnancy, during pregnancy and after the birth, for instance:

  • Do you know that most women with epilepsy taking anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) have healthy pregnancies and give birth to healthy babies?
  • That you may still be able to breastfeed if you take AEDs?
  • Or if you suddenly stop taking your AEDs it will increase your risk of seizures?

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