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Epilepsy in women

Epilepsy in women can raise specific questions in certain stages of life, partly because of the hormonal influence on the epilepsy and anti-epilepsy drugs. For instance, when (starting to) menstruate, using contraceptives, dealing with the wish to or becoming a parent, dealing with motherhood and taking care of a baby, and in the menopause.

In Kempenhaeghe a team of neurologist and nursing specialist has the specific expertise to deal with these questions. Nursing specialists play an important role in providing information and structural support, for instance during pregnancy.

Patients can be referred to us for a one-time advice or a short support trajectory. If future contact with Kempenhaeghe is required, this is obviously possible.