New guidelines released few years back provide some confirmation for the approximately over half a million U.S. pregnant women who have epilepsy.
About three to five of every 1,000 births in the USA are to women with epilepsy. The guidelines, developed by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society and published in the journal Neurology, show that pregnancy is relatively safe for such women as long as they take certain precautions if possible. Among them:
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