PDF Free to download: peer reviewed maternity epilepsy
toolkit above. Designed to assist history taking; reduce risk, increase knowledge and awareness and provide a summary of management in pregnancy. For further information click on Professional page
This toolkit has been incorporated into the new RCM i-learn epilepsy in pregnancy module.
Click: RCM i-learn
Founder of website:
Kim Morley, Epilepsy Specialist Nurse/Midwife Practitioner.
RCM National & Regional Award Winner, 'Mum's Midwife of the Year,' 2016.
Based at: Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester. Hampshire. SO22 5DG
Appts, Tel: 01962824210
Women can self refer or be referred by a health professional. To action a professional referral, please see your GP or neurology team and ask them to contact me (details above) with your contact details & history summary.
In and out of area NHS referrals accepted. If distance/difficulties with transport is a problem, a telephone consultation can be arranged instead of seeing Kim in clinic.
16 June 17
RCM launches epilepsy in pregnancy i-learn module for midwives.
Click: epilepsy i-learn module
20 April 17
New evidence in France of harm from epilepsy drug valproate
Click: BBC news
If you take valproate, please seek prompt support from your doctor whilst using effective contraception
4 April 2017
NHS Improvements Safety Alert Resources to support safe use of valproate MHRA Alert
22 March 17
Important information for girls and young women: sodium valproate and pregnancy. Click:
17 March 17
Two students invent a MediVest’ for people with epilepsy.
13 March 2017
EMA launches New Safety Review of prenatal valproate exposure Medscape
CEU Clinical Guidance Drug interactions with hormonal contraception
12 December 2016
New ILAE classification for seizures Medscape
16 November 2016
Development of a core outcome set for epilepsy in pregnancy Al Watter et al, 2016
Click: Professional page
7 November 2016
Cochrane review published click: Professional page
Weston et al (2016) Monotherapy treatment of epilepsy in pregnancy: congenital malformation outcomes in the child
31 October 2016
Women with epilepsy should be better informed about risks of sodium valproate in pregnancy
Some epilepsy medicines reduce the effectiveness of emergency contraception. Click
Emergency contraception leaflet for further information.
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Last updated 19/06/17