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Are some antiepileptic medications known to cause birth defects or autism in a 22 week pregnancy?

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Dr. Lucinda DeMarco
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Antiepileptic: Yes, this is something you need to discuss with your ob. Monitoring can be done, to help determine if there are any anomalies.. Do not just stop the medication though, because seizures can cause a bigger problem for the fetus.

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