Fetal heart rate during a maternal grand mal epileptic seizure [article]

K. Teramo, V. Hiilesmaa, A. Bardy, S. Saarikoski, Humboldt-Universität Zu Berlin, Humboldt-Universität Zu Berlin
An increased rate of malformations, particularly oral clefts, of newborn infants born to epileptic mothers has been reported in several studies [1, 2, 3, 4, 7] . Although maternal Ingestion of antiepileptic drugs is strongly suspected of causing congenital defects, the effect of epilepsy itself or a combined effect of drug intake and epilepsy have not been excluded äs etiological factors. Very little is known about fetal oxygenation during a maternal grand mal seizure. We describe here two
more » ... in which fetal heart rate (FHR) was recorded during a maternal epileptic seizure during the first stageof labor.
doi:10.18452/12595 fatcat:s2vbzvlvbvbhpmo3pjguhhwx54