There are many women with epilepsy like you who are of childbearing age and take one or more antiepileptic drugs. Doctors are learning more and more each day about these drugs, but there is still much work to be done. Information about you, your pregnancy, your epilepsy and your epilepsy treatment can be used to help assess the safety of different drugs used to treat epilepsy. Doctors need more information so they can make the right decisions for mother and baby when treating women during pregnancy.
The UK Register is collecting this information to help find the answers to the question so many women have; " Is this medicine safe for my baby?". Every pregnant woman who
enrols with the Register brings the knowledge one step closer.
It's easy to participate and
EVERY woman who enrols counts! As of April 2006, there were over 5,000 women enroled
in the Pregnancy Register. All of these women wanted to help find the answers.
We hope you will too!
By enroling as many pregnant women as possible, the Register will be able to give doctors a clearer picture of which medications are safest for babies' health.
By enroling in the Register 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.
The Register is run and monitored by Dr Jim Morrow, a Consultant Neurologist at Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. All information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.
To register please click here to print out the form, complete and return it to Dr. Morrow by post or fax. (Address and fax details can be found at the end of the form).