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Women who are taking anti-epileptic medicines for epilepsy, mood or pain

… trained in treating problems that affect the brain, spinal cord and nerves). All the doctors looking after you will be working to:

make sure you do not take any more medicines than you have to, reducing the risks of harm to your baby and you
control your seizures as well as possible. 
If you do not have epilepsy and are taking antiepileptic medicines for other health conditions Your doctor will be able to tell you if it is safe for you to stop taking your medicine or to take another medicine s…


… baby. This can affect the growth of your baby, and in severe cases the baby will need to be born early.

Pre-eclampsia may also be referred to as pre-eclamptic toxaemia (PET) or toxaemia. If left untreated, severe pre-eclampsia can turn into eclampsia – seizures which can sometimes result in death.

Very occasionally pre-eclampsia can cause early separation of the placenta from the uterine wall, which endangers the health of both you and your baby.

Identifying pre-eclampsiaThe signs of pre-…