Seizures occurring in pregnancy can have untoward effects. It can cause miscarriages, trauma related to falls, fetal hypoxia and acidosis can occur. Also, certain anti epileptic medications can affect the baby. Current evidence suggests that women taking valproate in the first trimester run the highest risk for congenital malformations. Phenytoin and phenobarbital should also be avoided to prevent adverse cognitive outcomes.
So, therapy lies in controlling the seizures with minimal dosage and monitoring drug levels at intervals. So, please follow up with your doctor.
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