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WOMEN

Australian Pregnancy Register for Women on Antiepileptic Medication

 A voluntary study open to women throughout Australia

FAX (03) 9342 2577 TEL 1800 069 722   www.apr.org.au

Download a Fax Referral Sheet for the Pregnancy Register 

Download a list of journal articles published by the  APR

 

Epilepsy and women's health (section 5), Diagnosis and management of epilepsy in adults, SIGN guidelines 143

VERY USEFUL CHECKLIST FOR CONTRACEPTIVE ADVICE ON PAGE 34

VERY USEFULCLINCAL MANAGEMENT ALGORITHM FOR WOMEN ON AEDS

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Women and girls with epilepsy (page 44) UK Clinical Guideline 137: The epilepsies: the diagnosis and management  of the epilepsies in adults and children in primary and secondary care. National Institute for Clinical Excellence UK 2012 (updated 2016)

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Epilepsy in pregnancy: a collaborative team effort ffort of obstetricians, neurologists and primary care physicians for a successful outcome (Australia)

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The treatment of women with epilepsy*

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Which contraception for women with epilepsy

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Counseling by epileptologists affects contraceptive choices of women

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Research findings from the Australian pregnancy register

Development of EpiRisk: An online clinical tool for estimating the risk of major congenital malformations in pregnant women treated for epilepsy (2018)

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Antiepileptic drugs and foetal malformation: analysis of 20 years of data in a pregnancy register (2019)

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Valproate-associated foetal malformations-Rates of occurrence, risks in attempted avoidance (2019)

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Predicting epileptic seizure control during pregnancy (2018)

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The role of ethnicity on pregnancy outcomes in women with epilepsy: The need for specific research.

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The use of antidepressant drugs in pregnant women with epilepsy: A study from the Australian Pregnancy Register (2018)

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Valproate-related references

Valproate-associated foetal malformations-Rates of occurrence, risks in attempted avoidance (2019)

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Epilepsy Society of Australia position statement: The use of Sodium Valproate in women of childbearing age​ (2018)

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Valproate still has a place in women with epilepsy (2015) Australia

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Valproate in the treatment of epilepsy in girls and women of childbearing potential (2015)

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Dose-dependent risk of malformations with antiepileptic drugs: An analysis of data from the EURAP epilepsy and pregnancy registry (abstract) (2011)

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Cognitive function at 3 years of age after fetal exposure to antiepileptic drugs

Women’s reproductive health and epilepsy (2009)

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Does pregnancy per se make epilepsy worse?​ (2016) 

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Cesarean section in Australian women with epilepsy (2018)

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The outcome of pregnancy in women with untreated epilepsy (2015) Australia

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Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) and Pregnancy

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Managing antiepileptic drugs in pregnancy and lactation

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Outcomes of folic acid fortification in Australia (2016)

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lAmerican Academy of Neurology - Guidelines, epilepsy and pregnancy

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Polycystic ovaries and polycystic ovary syndrome in epilepsy: Evidence for neurogonadal disease

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Epilepsy and sexual relationships

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Relationships, sex and epilepsy

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'Women with epilepsy and their doctors are often unsure of the implications of the disease... There is a major need for counseling'*