All women should be aware of how their epilepsy and treatment may affect their health. They also need to understand how their hormones and life stages may affect their seizures at different points in their life.
Whether you're new to epilepsy or have known about it for years, the more information you have the stronger you'll be. Browse this section for women and make a list of your concerns and questions.
Resources and Information for Women
You need to use the information to help you get the care you need. Print out the checklist in this section to help you work with your health care team about issues unique to you as a woman with epilepsy.
Webinar Recording: "A Focus On Health For Women And Girls With Epilepsy"
Moderated by Elaine Kiriakopoulos MD, MSc, guest speaker Kristine Ziemba MD, PhD, discussed
- Hormonal changes that can impact epilepsy from puberty through menopause
- Speaking with your doctor about contraception and family planning
- Special considerations before, during and after pregnancy and for breast feeding
- Bone health and general health (nutrition, exercise)
Watch the June 26, 2019 webinar:
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Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline
Call our Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline and talk with an epilepsy information specialist or submit a question online.
Tools & Forms
Download our seizure tracking app, print out seizure action plans, or explore other educational materials.