Are Pregnant Women with Epilepsy Properly Counseled on Risks for Malformations? Dr. Jacqueline A. French Responds
Are neurologists discussing folic acid supplementation and contraception with women of childbearing age? A new AAN annual meeting report found that in nearly half of cases, there was no documented discussion in electronic medical records showing that women had been counseled about the risks of taking valproic acid; nor was there was there mention of
the importance of taking folic acid. In a video interview, Jacqueline A. French, MD, professor of neurology at New York University Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and president of the American Epilepsy Society, discusses
what this can mean for clinicians seeing women
with epilepsy of childbearing age.