The Irish Epilepsy & Pregnancy Register was launched in May 2001.
The aims of the service were to:
- Establish the relative safety of anti-epileptic drugs with reference to major malformations in the offspring of women with epilepsy.
- To establish whether seizure frequency is related to adverse outcome in pregnancy.
- To monitor the rate of pre-conceptual folic acid administration in women with epilepsy and whether this beneficially affects outcome.
- To educate individuals about epilepsy and pregnancy, by giving preconception, pregnancy and post pregnancy advice.
We strongly recommend that you notify your pregnancy to the Register. This is to allow information to be gathered to improve the future management and safety of pregnant women with epilepsy.
If you have any further queries, please contact:
Epilepsy & Pregnancy Register Nurse at free phone 1800 320 820
Community Epilepsy Specialist Nurse, Epilepsy Ireland advice line on 01 4557500.