Frequently Asked Questions
We’re here for you! Scroll to see answers to various questions we get from study participants.
I am already several months pregnant. Can I still enroll in the Registry?
I am taking one of the drugs on your list, but I do not have epilepsy. Can I still enroll in the Registry?
I am a participant in the North American AED (Antiepileptic Drug) Pregnancy Registry, but I’ve recently moved. Can I still participate?
How do I update my contact information?
I am pregnant but I am not taking one of the drugs on your list. Can I still enroll in the Registry?
I recently had my baby, but I have not yet been contacted by the Registry for my post-partum interview. What should I do?
What can you tell me about breastfeeding while taking AEDs?
What do I do if I have a question or a concern about participating in the Registry?
I am pregnant and taking an AED. Should I stop taking it? Should I decrease my dose?
I took AEDs while I was pregnant and now I think my child may have some learning or behavioral issues. Is this common? And what should I do?
Research is currently being conducted to determine whether a child who was exposed to anti-convulsant drugs during pregnancy is more likely to experience learning problems during childhood. You can read about this research in the North American AED (Antiepileptic Drug) Pregnancy Registry Newsletter. The research study that is discussed in the newsletter can be found here.
North American AED (Antiepileptic Drug) Pregnancy Registry
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Boston . Massachusetts 02114
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