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Clinical Study

An Investigation into the Use of Stimulant Therapy during Pregnancy

Table 1

Instructions for pregnant narcoleptic women [13].

Advice for safety whilst off stimulant medication:
 (i) Make arrangements to have others drive for you
 (ii) Take showers instead of baths to reduce the risk of drowning
 (iii) No swimming for the time being
 (iv) Avoid heights or other situations where having a sleep attack or cataplectic attack could be hazardous
 (v) Take naps during the day to reduce the likelihood of sleep attacks
Advice regarding the handling of your baby:
 (i) Wash the baby on a mat with a bowl of water so that should you have a sleep attack or cataplectic attack the baby will come to no   harm
 (ii) Do not wash the baby in the bath
 (iii) Breastfeed in a lying position to reduce the risk of injury to the baby should you have a sleep attack or cataplectic attack
 (iv) Use a wheel baby carriage to transport the baby around the house to help reduce the risk

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