Epilepsy drugs during pregnancy raise risks for babies

09/23/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

Epilepsy drugs and not the condition itself raise the risk of adverse outcomes for pregnant women, study data found. Researchers said infants exposed to antiepileptic drugs were more likely to be born early and have a low birth weight, small head circumference and low Apgar score compared with children who weren't exposed to the medications.

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