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Is there any safe anticonvulsant I can use when pregnant?

Is there any safe anticonvulsant I can use when pregnant?

Depends: There are only few meds 100% safe in pregnancies. All others carry some risks. In the anticonvulsive therapy always the benefits should be weighted against the risk of neural tube defects. Discuss all these details with a maternal fetal medicine specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I am scared of having a seizure during pregnancy, what are the chances if normal levels of anticonvulsant?

I am scared of having a seizure during pregnancy, what are the chances if normal levels of anticonvulsant?

Med levels: Have your neurologist do levels to prevent the seizures. This minimizes the risk. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of being pregnant while taking anti-seizure medication?

What are the consequences of being pregnant while taking anti-seizure medication?

Birth Defects: Many anti-seizure medications, such as valproic acid, can cause birth defects in babies in utero. You will need to work with your ob/gyn and regular physician (who normally prescribes the anti-seizure medication) to find a new medication regimen that will be as safe as possible for mother and baby. These risks are greater earlier in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Anyone get pregnant on lamotrigine or levetiracetam (keppra) anticonvulsants?

Anyone get pregnant on lamotrigine or levetiracetam (keppra) anticonvulsants?

Yes: Antiseizure meds are not a problems to get pregnant. Nevertheless some anti seizure meds cause severe fetal anomalies. It is very important that you try to have your seizures under control and with only 1 medication. Make sure your neurologists is involved. ...Read more

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Is tanda safe to use while pregnant?

Is tanda safe to use while pregnant?

LED light therapy: Looked this up. Idea behind this product is that blue LED light (along with heat/vibration to "open pores") is toxic to bacteria and the red LED light is supposed to generate reactive oxygen species. According to a published study, this has the effect of removing old collagen making way for new. The science is not validated and controlled studies for safety in pregnancy not done. I suspect is safe ...Read more

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Is rodan & fields safe to use while pregnant?

Is rodan & fields safe to use while pregnant?

Many products: This particular company sells a variety of products. The ingredients for each one would need to be reviewed individually. A good general rule for pregnant women though is if you're not sure then don't use it. The overwhelming majority of over-the-counter topical skin products are safe for use. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use ponds during pregnancy?

Is it safe to use ponds during pregnancy?

Some women do lose : Weight while pregnant (such as women with severe vomiting). Your body will pull from your fat ; muscle to ensure that the baby gets nutrients. However, you should not plan to lose weight while pregnant. ...Read more

Anticonvulsant (Definition)

Epileptic seizures, either generalized or focal. Numerous meds are available these days, and some work better with certain types, such as myoclonic or complex partial seizures. Often, in resistant cases, the meds can ...Read more