The North American AED Pregnancy Registry publishes "Comparative
Safety of Antiepileptic Drugs during
Pregnancy" in the May 2, 2012, online issue of Neurology®,
the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Click here for more information.
AED Pregnancy Registry is dedicated
to determine the safety of anticonvulsant medications that can be
taken by women during pregnancy to treat disorders such as epilepsy,
mood disorder, and chronic pain.The
primary goal is to determine the frequency of major malformations,
such as heart defects, spina bifida and cleft lip, in the infants
exposed during pregnancy to anticonvulsant drugs.
Who is eligible? Any woman who is currently pregnant
and is taking AEDs (antiepileptic drugs) for any reason can enroll
in the Registry. A woman enrolls herself by calling us toll-free
at 1-888-233-2334. Participation involves only 3 brief telephone
interviews. The first interview is at the time of enrollment, the
second takes place in the 7th month of pregnancy, and the third
is conducted a few months after delivery. To learn more, please
click on the links above.