MODULE 2: Epilepsy Medication Therapy 17 Family Planning If it’s possible that you could get pregnant, talk to your doctor about whether pregnancy is or is not right for you and about the potential risks for you and the baby.1 References 1. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Epilepsies: diagnosis and management. https://www.nice.org.uk/ guidance/cg137/resources/epilepsies-diagnosis-and-management-pdf-35109515407813. January 2012. 2. Epilepsy Foundation. Medication Adherence. http://www.epilepsy.com/get-help/managing-your- epilepsy/managing- triggers/medication-adherence. November 2013. 3. Epilepsy Foundation. If First Medicine Doesn’t Work. http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/treating-seizures-and-epilepsy/ treatment-101-basics/if-first-medicine-doesnt-work. October 2016. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is important to be informed about the potential risks for you and the baby. If you become pregnant while taking an AED, talk to your healthcare provider about registering with the North American Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry. You can enroll in this registry by calling 1-888-233-2334. The purpose of this registry is to collect information about the safety of antiepileptic medicine during pregnancy.