Epilepsy and what to do about getting pregnant and growing a baby


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By Dr Patrick Moloney and Brigid Moloney, Dr Patrick Moloney, and Brigid Moloney. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Epilepsy is pretty common, about 1% of our population take some form of anti-epileptic medication and about 2000 women in Australia each year have a pregnancy when they have epilepsy.

The effect of anti-epileptic drugs are highly relevant to women's health from the contraceptive choice, right up to the management of pregnancy and breastfeeding. If this is you, then this podcast will give you tonnes of answers.

We talk about:

  • Who is in your healthcare team
  • Contraception and epilepsy
  • Folate needs during pre-pregnancy and pregnancy
  • Labour and epilepsy
  • How your medication needs may change during pregnancy and breastfeeding


Want to have Dr Pat and Brigid guide you through pre-pregnancy and growing your baby? Join our expert led pregnancy program at www.growmybaby.com.au

Why did we start this podcast? Well we think there is a barrier for women to get EXPERT pregnancy info that is practical, relatable and easy to understand.

Dr Pat has helped 1000s of women have their babies and through this we know that this kind of information given to a woman at the right time can totally change her experience of pregnancy and birth.

We invite you to be our part of our family over on Instagram @grow_my_baby


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