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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.
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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.
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