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Mel's story

Mel talks about her experience from being first diagnosed with epilepsy, to becoming pregnant and seeking treatment and support from Epilepsy Society at our Sir William Gowers medical centre.

And baby makes three

New mum Emma Johnstone and her husband Will, look back at how love and romance played a part in Emma's epilepsy surgery

 

Sodium valproate should not be routinely prescribed for women, say medics

Pregnant woman wearing pink summer dress.

Sodium valproate should not be prescribed to women with epilepsy who are of child bearing age,unless there has been a full discussion of the potential risks and benefits to the woman and any future unborn child, warn medics.

Minister for Life Sciences reaffirms priority of raising awareness of sodium valproate risk

George Freeman

The Minister for Life Sciences, George Freeman MP, has highlighted the importance of raising awareness of the risks epilepsy drug sodium valproate can pose to pregnancy.

Study finds women with epilepsy have no more infertility risks than healthy women

Pregnant women

Study finds women with epilepsy have no more infertility risks than healthy women

Study finds that women with epilepsy who use oral contraceptives may have increased risk of seizures

A new study has identified a component of hormonal contraceptives that may be responsible for an increased seizure risk in some women with epilepsy.

Study underlines importance of seeking specialist epilepsy advice for pregnant women

Pregnant women and those planning families should seek advice of a medical specialist

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