We are calling on the government to fund research into safer epilepsy medication so that babies will not be born with preventable disabilities caused by their mothers' life-saving drugs. Please sign our petition.
WARNING: No woman should stop taking her epilepsy medication without consulting her doctor. Seizures during pregnancy can harm a baby.
Why is this important?
Medicines, such as thalidomide and valproate, have had devastating consequences for thousands of babies.
But sadly babies are still being born today with preventable disabilities caused by their mothers’ epilepsy drugs during pregnancy. We are calling on the government to lead the world by making research funding for mothers and babies a priority, so that women with epilepsy can benefit from safer epilepsy drugs, free from the fear of preventable harm to their babies.