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Movement Disorders in Pregnancy 

Movement Disorders in Pregnancy
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Movement Disorders in Pregnancy
Author(s):

Jamie L. Adams

, and Christopher G. Tarolli

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190667351.003.0019
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date: 23 September 2020

Movement disorders occurring in women of childbearing age or arising during pregnancy are uncommon. However, advancing maternal age increases the likelihood for a pregnant women to have a preexisting movement disorder. Studies are limited regarding the effects of movement disorders and their treatment on pregnancy or the effects of pregnancy on preexisting movement disorders. More research is needed to provide better evidence-based guidelines. Still, there are special considerations when encountering movement disorders in this population, particularly with regard to diagnostic investigation and the safety of medications.

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