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Anyone Got Pregnant While Taking Medications? Did It Affect Your Child?
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posted April 5, 2018
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I was on Clobazam when I had my daughter & there was no problems plus had surgery 2 months before getting pregnant. I'm allergic to other medications. But now I'm also on Keppra & Epival & they say Epival can cause healthy problems to your child & you can be at very high risk.

posted March 15, 2019
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I was on Keppra and Lamictal. Our baby boy was born healthy without any complications. I was also able to breastfeed.

posted March 15, 2019
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I was pregnant with my youngest daughter my third child when I started having seizures, and I was put on Dilantin and carbamazapine, and I had three more pregnancies, my three sons were also born while I was on anti seizure meds. I talked to my Dr each time I got pregnant about my meds and the safety of my baby. I had six children and I had four children while having children and on anti seizure meds and my children have not had any side effects from them.

posted March 15, 2019
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

The main drug to worry about is Depakote / valproic acid. They DO cause birth defects and doctors usually ask their female patients to use 2 kinds of birth control when they are on those.

posted April 11, 2018
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Rowan, That may be better idea because while my both pregnancies I was kinda worried and thought I would hurt the babies.. But thank god I didn't....

posted April 5, 2018

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