Monitoring Your Anti-seizure Medications (ASM) During Pregnancy

Monitoring and maintaining your anti-seizure medication levels to help maintain seizure stability is important to your health, as well as to the health of your unborn baby. When you’re pregnant, your body clears some ASMs faster than it does when you are not pregnant. 

Common Questions About Monitoring Anti-seizure Medication (ASM) During Pregnancy

Consult With Your Doctor

We understand how monitoring and adjusting your medication dosages throughout pregnancy can feel like a lot to manage. Your care team will help you develop a clear plan to make this feel manageable.

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.

Educating yourself on all that’s involved and ensuring you have a plan to safely monitor your ASM dosage during your pregnancy, can make things much easier, less stressful, and safer, for you and your baby.

Reviewed by: Page Pennell, MD FAES, September 2023

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