You Can Manage Your Pregnancy & Your Epilepsy
With the right planning and care, you can safely and effectively manage your pregnancy and your epilepsy. When you’re on the right anti-seizure medication (ASM) and taking the correct dosage (dosage may increase during your pregnancy), you are no more likely to have an increase of seizures during pregnancy than you were before pregnancy. This finding comes from the Maternal Outcomes and Neurodevelopmental Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs study (MONEAD).
Common Questions About Pregnancy Management & Epilepsy
Consult With Your Doctor
We understand how important it is for you to have a healthy pregnancy. And how having epilepsy and taking ASMs can increase your stress about managing your pregnancy and delivering a child. Your care team can help you manage your pregnancy, one step at a time.
Educating yourself on all that’s involved and making the right decisions before you try to get pregnant can make that journey much easier, less stressful, and safer, for you and your baby.
Download our Pregnancy and Delivery With Epilepsy - Questions to Ask Your Doctors, and bring a copy to your appointments to help guide your conversations and get the answers you need.
Use our Epilepsy and Pregnancy Appointment Calendar to track your doctor appointments, key milestones, and upcoming activities all in one place.
You can also use the Epilepsy Foundation Seizure Diary to track your seizures and share the information with your doctor.
Reviewed by: Page Pennell, MD FAES, September 2023