Maternal and fetal complications in pregnant epileptic women

Maimoona Siddiqui, Ismail A. Khatri, Arsalan Ahmad

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Objective: To determine the maternal and fetal retardation in 1 patient each. Sixteen women were complications in pregnant epileptic women seen followed up to delivery. Two had low birth weight at our institution. babies. None of the children born had any major Methodology: Retrospective chart review of malformation. pregnant epileptic women who presented in Conclusion: The frequency of major neurology clinic of Shifa International Hospital, malformations in babies was low; however, Islamabad from January 2009 to December 2010. pregnancy related complications were seen in Type of epilepsy, drugs used and complications almost 1/3 of our patients including IUD and during pregnancy were recorded. higher incidence of caesarian section. There is a Results: A total of 19 patients were seen during need to establish epilepsy registries in Pakistan to this period. Mean age was 27±4.5 year. Seven evaluate the complications of epilepsy, risk of (36.8%) were on dual antiepileptic drugs (AED). malformation and side effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-177
Number of pages4
JournalRawal Medical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Intrauterine death
  • Maternal and fetal complications
  • Pakistan
  • Partial epilepsy
  • Pregnancy
  • Women with epilepsy


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