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If you take prescribed medicines for any medical condition you must seek urgent medical advice as soon as you have had a positive pregnancy test.


It is extremely important that you keep taking your medicine until otherwise advised; for example, if you stop taking your anti-epileptic medicine the risk of damage to yourself and to the baby from a fit is higher than the risk of the medicine to the baby.

If you need to take regular medicines for blood pressure, epilepsy or diabetes you should discuss your pregnancy as soon as possible with the hospital antenatal clinic midwives. Please telephone the clinic team on 01932 72 23 88 and leave your contact details on the answer phone. A midwife will call you back and arrange for you to see an obstetrician if necessary.

If you are taking prescribed medicines and are planning on trying for a baby soon you should discuss your medicines with your GP and/or hospital specialist.

The Antenatal Clinic Midwives can give you pre-conceptual advice if you are currently taking medicines for blood pressure problems, epilepsy, or diabetes.

Call a Midwife 24/7 Urgent Maternity Triage Line

0300 123 5473


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