I was on Zarontin before wanting to have a child. My doctor switched me to Tegretol (800 mg per day). I’ve had three healthy children and took the tegretol throughout all pregnancies. During my first delivery my doctor prescribed more tegretol which just about put me to sleep. I was “out of it” during the first delivery. On the second and third delivery I never took any other meds and everything went well. The first two were overdue by two weeks each and the third was induced after being overdue one week. All children were nursed. Have you told your doctor you want to have a baby? Make sure you discuss this with him/her. Some drugs are not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing. My kids are now 14, 13, 8 and healthy.