Pregnant Women with Epilepsy: Management IssuesBhanu Priya1 and Nilanchali Singh2*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Nilanchali Singh
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: July 05, 2017; Accepted date: July 29, 2017; Published date: August 05, 2017
Citation: Priya B, Singh N (2017) Pregnant Women with Epilepsy: Management Issues. J Preg Child Health 4:342. doi:10.4172/2376-127X.1000342
Copyright: © 2017 Priya B, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Epilepsy is one of the common neurological disorders complicating pregnancy with a prevalence of 0.5-1%. Epilepsy seizures are characterized by paroxysmal cerebral dysrhythmias. Epilepsy in pregnancy (EIP) is challenging to both obstetricians and to neurologist. Pregnancy alters the natural history of epilepsy and seizure episodes are likely to worse. Obstetricians also face challenges of increased risk of teratogenicity while women on anti epilepsy drugs (AED). Epilepsy in pregnancy in Indian scenario also has both social and gender related issues. This review has been designed to address the management of women with epilepsy (WWE). Also, there will be particular stress on the recommendation regarding issues of pregnancy including antenatal and intrapartum care, preconceptional counselling and information regarding teratogenicity of AED and drug monitoring and its optimization.