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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2012, Article ID 982039, 2 pages
Case Report

Obstetric Management of a Patient with Narcolepsy and Cataplexy: A Case Report

Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire FY3 8NR, UK

Received 25 March 2012; Accepted 15 July 2012

Academic Editors: K. Nasu and K. Takeuchi

Copyright © 2012 S. Ajayi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report the management of a patient who suffers from narcolepsy and cataplexy and presented to the clinic at 14 weeks of gestation. Her symptoms were resistant to modafinil but controlled with clomipramine and amphetamine. Discussion concerning mode of delivery for these patients is scarce in the literature. We discuss some issues surrounding the antenatal management and counselling regarding mode of delivery and postpartum care.