Seizure in Pregnancy


Diagnosis

Pathophysiology

Treatment

  1. All antiepileptics have some degree of relative risk of teratogenicity
  2. Discuss anticonvulsant management and drug choice with OB or neurologist
  3. Acute management
  4. Long-term seizure control in pregnancy

Disposition

  1. Admit all pregnant patients with new onset seizures, refractory seizures
  2. May discharge recurrent seizures if cause of seizure adequately addressed and close follow up with managing obstetrician or neurologist available