Epilepsy drug risks and pregnancy
Concern is growing that mothers-to-be are not aware enough of the dangers of an epilepsy drug known to cause severe abnormalities in foetuses.
Sodium valproate has long been known to increase babies' risk of cleft palate and spina bifida.
Now new research has revealed some babies exposed to the drug also have mental problems and a survey found 25% of mothers were unaware of the risks.
The drug's manufacturers insist they have always warned of the dangers.
Read the full story on the BBC News website.
- Matthew Wright
- Mark Jordan