Australian Pregnancy Register
The Australian Pregnancy Register for Women on Antiepileptic Medication
- Planning a pregnancy, currently pregnant or recently given birth?
- On an antiepileptic medication with or without a diagnosis of epilepsy?
- Have a diagnosis of epilepsy and not on antiepileptic medication?
If you answer is yes to two of the three questions above, you are just the woman we are looking for.
In a bid to determine the impact antiepileptic medications (AED) have upon pregnant women and their babies, The Australian Pregnancy Register, which has been operating for more than 10 years, continually enrolls women wishing to participate in an international study to help determine if certain AED’s or combinations of AED’s are safer than others, which ones offer greater seizure protection during pregnancy and the rate of birth defects compared to the general population.
The aim is to have as many women as possible enrolled to provide a broader base of information for analysis. This is an observational study consisting of 1-4 brief periodic telephone interviews and does not require any change to your current medication regime or treatment.
If you would like to contribute to the collective knowledge of antiepileptic medications and pregnancy please call The Australian Pregnancy Register 1800 069 722 or visit Australian Pregnancy Register www.apr.org.au