Epilepsy drugs may increase risk for pregnancy complications

09/22/2010 | Reuters

A study in Norway showed that pregnant women with epilepsy who took medications during pregnancy were at an increased risk for complications, such as postpartum bleeding, labor induction and increased risks of cesarean section, compared with their healthy counterparts and those with the disorder who did not take anti-epilepsy drugs. The results, however, "should in no way be taken to mean that they should stop taking their medication" as the risk of complications is relatively small, an expert said.

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