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PREGNANCY

If you are pregnant or thinking of getting pregnant and have epilepsy or seizures talk to your doctor and visit the links below for more information. Your doctor may want to change your medication before you get pregnant as some medications are safer for the developing baby as compared to others. Women should supplement with folic acid as this has shown to reduce the chance of birth defects. While the exact dose is not entirely clear we often recommend between 1 to 5 mg per day. A healthy diet and avoiding things like cigarettes, drugs and alcohol also improve the chance of a healthier baby.

While we want to use the lowest dose of medication during pregnancy we may need to increase some medications as the body changes and hormones may change drug levels and can increase risk of a seizure.

To learn more about information please follow these links or download educational pamphlets and guides.

LINKS AND DOWNLOADS

Epilepsy: Women & Pregnancy

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AED Pregnancy Registry

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AED Pregnancy Report

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Locations

QUEENSWAY PROFESSIONAL CENTRE
190 Sherway Dr, Suite 208
Toronto, ON
TEL: 416-620-SOEC (7632)

TORONTO WESTERN HOSPITAL
5 West Wing,
399 Bathurst St.,
Toronto, ON
TEL: 416-603-6452

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RESOURCES
This website was made possible by unrestricted educational grants from several pharmaceutical companies including UCB and Sunovion. The views expressed herein are the independent views of Dr. Bercovici and the Southern Ontario Epilepsy Clinic and were formulated without the influence of any external partner.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO EPILEPSY CLINIC
QUEENSWAY PROFESSIONAL CENTRE
190 SHERWAY DRIVE SUITE 208
TORONTO, ONTARIO, M9C 5N2

TEL: 416-620-SOEC (7632)
FAX: 416-620-7633

TORONTO WESTERN HOSPITAL
NEUROLOGY CLINICS, 5 WEST WING
399 BATHURST ST.
TORONTO, ONTARIO, M5T 1S8

TEL: 416-603-6452
FAX: 416-603-5768