There are many women like you who are of childbearing age and take one or more antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy, also known as anticonvulsants. These medications are used to treat epilepsy or other conditions such as pain or mood disorders.
Mom-to-be, or those planning their pregnancies, typically want to know, “Is my medication safe during pregnancy for my baby?” Many of these drugs are safe, but more information is needed to be sure. Doctors are learning more and more each day about the effects of antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy. Doctors need as much information as possible so they can more confidently answer questions about the drug’s safety during pregnancy.
With more information from volunteers like you, doctors can make informed decisions when treating their condition during pregnancy. The North American AED (Antiepileptic Drug) Pregnancy Registry is collecting this information to help find the answers now. Every pregnant woman who enrolls with The Registry brings knowledge one step closer. It’s easy to participate – just 3 phone calls – and EVERY woman who enrolls counts!
As of May 2016, there were over 10,200 women enrolled in our Registry. All of these women want to help find the answers. We hope you will too! By enrolling as many pregnant women as possible, The Registry will be able to give doctors a clearer picture of which medications are safest for both mom and baby’s health.
By enrolling in The Registry and sharing your experiences, you will be contributing to a brighter future for mothers and babies. Your willingness to help the expectant mothers of tomorrow is greatly appreciated.