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Maya Jama, Epilepsy in pregnancy, The Ayoub Sisters

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Women taking a powerful epilepsy drug are not getting new safety warnings about taking it during pregnancy, that's according to The Epilepsy Society. Their survey shows 70% of women taking Sodium Valporate were not aware of the risks to an unborn child. These include physical abnormalities, autism and learning disabilities. Chief Executive Clare Pelham talks to Jenni.

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'In Between' tells the story of three young Arab women living together in Tel Aviv, Israel. Away from the constraints of their families, they find themselves caught in between the free lives they want to lead and the restrictions still imposed on them. The first major film by Palestinian director Maysaloun Hamoud has been praised by international critics but also caused controversy, Maysaloun has had a fatwa issued against her. She joins Jenni to discuss.

When sisters Laura and Sarah Ayoub posted a video online of their classical cover of Mark Ronson's hit 'Uptown Funk' they didn't think much of it. But within a few days Ronson had seen it, loved it and invited them to Abbey Road studios to collaborate on a new cover of the song. Next, they were performing at the Brits, the Royal Albert Hall and then they were offered a record deal. Jenni speaks to the sisters about their success and they perform live.

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45 minutes


  • Epilepsy drugs and potential risks in pregnancy

    Duration: 08:22

  • Maya Jama

    Duration: 08:28

  • Jen Hadfield

    Duration: 07:29

  • Mayasaloum Hamoud

    Duration: 08:34

  • Ayoub Sisters

    Duration: 09:48


Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest Maya Jama
Interviewed Guest Clare Pelham
Interviewed Guest Jen Hadfield
Interviewed Guest Maysaloun Hamoud
Interviewed Guest Laura Ayoub
Interviewed Guest Sarah Ayoub


  • Fri 22 Sep 2017 10:00

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