I know this is a bit delayed but I just received an email about it which reminded me I wanted to post something...
After the BBC one Panorama programme "The Truth about Pills and Pregnancy" there has definitely been a mixed response which has scared a lot of women... this piece is going to be really long but I hope you find it helpful (and please please please if you get bored scroll to the bottom and read the final paragraph).
“There is ongoing research about the effect of sodium valproate on unborn children, and medical professionals have a duty to make patients aware of this. However, sodium valproate remains a very effective antiepileptic drug. Women with epilepsy who are considering starting a family should speak to their consultant to discuss their medication prior to pregnancy.”
You can watch the BBC programme here:
Epilepsy Actions says: