Obstetrics & Gynaecology – MCQ 72 – Seizures and pregnancy

Which of the following statements is incorrect in relation to pregnant women with epilepsy?
A. The rate of congenital malformation is increased in the offspring of women with epilepsy
B. Seizure frequency increases in approximately 70% of women
C. Breast feeding is safe with most anticonvulsants
D. Folic acid supplementation may reduce the risk of neural tube defect

Correct answer : B. Seizure frequency increases in approximately 70% of women

Seizure frequency is increased in approximately 30% of women during pregnancy.

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