These pages are about women and epilepsy in the UK. If you are looking for information about women and epilepsy in another country, please contact your local epilepsy organisation
Women and epilepsy
Different types of contraception and how they work alongside epilepsy medicines
Periods and your menstrual cycle
Epilepsy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy
Epilepsy and having a baby
Planning a baby
Pre-conception counselling, folic acid, epilepsy medicines and birth problems
Epilepsy and getting pregnant
Epilepsy medicines, seizures, scans and tests during pregnancy
Seizures when you are in labour, pain relief, Vitamin K
After the birth
Breastfeeding, seizures, caring for your baby when you have epilepsy, post-natal depression
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Updated August 2014To be reviewed August 2017