How Will Epilepsy Affect my Pregnancy?
By Nabta Team
Women who live with seizures, such as women suffering with epilepsy, usually have an uncomplicated pregnancy. However, a known risk of pregnancy is an increased incident rate of seizures. This affects 3 out 10 women who are epileptic.
The increase can be due to hormonal changes during pregnancy, which affect your brain, as well as a change in the way drugs are metabolized during pregnancy.
Despite all of this, it is very important that pregnant women who suffer with epilepsy continue to take their antiepileptic medicine – having an uncontrolled seizure is more dangerous to the baby than the anti-epileptic drugs. Here folic acid supplements are important as they help to mitigate the harmful effects of the drugs.