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Nearly 2.5 million humans within the U.S. be afflicted by epilepsy; of those, a couple of million are girls of child-bearing age. With matters approximately every thing from medication-related beginning defects to falls in the course of seizures, a lot of those ladies are petrified of having teenagers. the good news is that, with right prenatal care, greater than ninety% will carry fit infants. Epilepsy and being pregnant offers readers the fundamental evidence they should aid them make scientific judgements all through preconception, being pregnant, hard work, supply, and the early days after childbirth. subject matters comprise preconception, fertility, being pregnant hazards, hazards to the fetus, nutrients, maintaining healthy, what to anticipate while pregnant, fetal improvement, and hard work and supply. moreover, the publication comprises instructions for using antiepileptic medications while pregnant, suggestions and inquiries to ask their neurologist, instructed day-by-day allowances by means of age team, thesaurus, and masses extra. Epilepsy and being pregnant is a vital consultant for any girl who suffers from epilepsy and needs to have a baby.

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Total weight gain should be about 25 to 30 pounds. This will decrease the risk of delivering a low-birth-weight baby. 29 30 EPILEPSY AND PREGNANCY Body Mass Index is an estimate of body composition based on height and weight; it is the ratio of the weight to the height squared. The Institute of Medicine recommends that women who have a low Body Mass Index should gain 28 to 40 pounds during pregnancy. Women who have a higher Body Mass Index should gain 15 to 25 pounds. These weight gain estimates include 6 to 8 pounds for the weight of the baby.

Unfortunately, this is not likely to happen soon. Until then, pregnant women with epilepsy should work with their neurologists to find the best alternatives. Pregnant women with epilepsy will need to see a neurologist or epileptologist and obstetrician more often than pregnant women who do not have epilepsy. These health care professionals monitor pregnancy closely in order to ensure the best outcome for mothers and their babies. Prenatal Testing Urine and blood tests are given throughout pregnancy, as is routine blood pressure screening.

Consult your doctor if nausea or vomiting is keeping you from eating right or gaining enough weight. For the common nausea that is experienced by many pregnant women, try the following self-help remedies: ❖ Take 2 to 3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in warm water first thing in the morning. Apple cider vinegar is pH neutral, and may help to neutralize excess stomach acid. ❖ Ginger has been thoroughly researched, and may be taken freely. A review of the scientific evidence, published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, found that ginger is beneficial in treating all kinds of nausea.

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