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Gynecol Obstet Invest. 2001;51(2):99-102.

Pregnancy in women with epilepsy.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Perinatology, University School of Medicine, Lublin, Poland. marzena@asklepios.am.lublin.pl


The aim of this study was to analyze the outcome of pregnancy and delivery in epileptic women. A retrospective review of the 41 pregnant women with epilepsy who delivered in the Department of Obstetrics and Perinatology of the University School of Medicine in Lublin over 7 years (1993-1999) was carried out. Women with epilepsy had more pregnancy complications including premature labor, anemia, hypertension, vaginal bleeding, urinary tract infection, nausea and vomiting. An increased risk of congenital malformations and intrauterine fetal growth retardation was observed. Women with epilepsy require more extensive pregnancy planning including neurologic and preconceptional care.

Copyright 2001 S. Karger AG, Basel.

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