Seizures occur when the brain sends out erratic signals to multiple
muscle groups at the same time. Not all seizure disorders are the same,
but they all begin with this erratic messaging. The most common seizure
disorder affecting pregnant women is epilepsy.
In an attempt to make a clear connection between reduced risk of infant death and electronic heart rate monitoring prior to birth, researchers gathered nearly two million birth records collected in the 2004 National Birth Cohort.
According to a new study published in Epilepsia, women who take multiple antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy may have teenagers who suffer from poor performance in schools.