Category: "Pregnancy"

MALE AND FEMALE EPILEPSY, DIFFERENCES RESIDE IN THE BRAIN

MALE AND FEMALE EPILEPSY, DIFFERENCES RESIDE IN THE BRAIN

Male and female brains are also different when it comes to epilepsy. And these differences are already formed during a pregnancy: thanks to the hypothalamus which is the cortical region that controls all our peripheral glands, the brain therefore differentiates into female and male. The main difference can be found above all in the onset […]

Family Planning With Epilepsy

Family Planning With Epilepsy

 Epilepsy impacts 1.3 million women of childbearing age across the United States. Couples with epilepsy often have concerns about passing the condition to their children, fertility, and pregnancy safety. Though epilepsy can present challenges, positive pregnancy outcomes are possible. This is especially true with planning and guidance from your healthcare team. This article reviews how […]

What to Know About Epilepsy and Pregnancy

What to Know About Epilepsy and Pregnancy

Epilepsy is a chronic seizure condition that can affect a person’s pregnancy and postpartum recovery. It does not appear to affect fertility or the ability to become pregnant. Epilepsy is one of the most common medical conditions among people of reproductive age. It’s estimated that more than 1.1 million women with epilepsy in the United States are of childbearing age. […]

Epilepsy register helps deliver healthy babies, huge savings, study finds

Epilepsy register helps deliver healthy babies, huge savings, study finds

An Australian register set up to help pregnant women with epilepsy has helped dramatically reduce the number of stillbirths and birth defects such as spina bifida, and the resulting costs to the community, a new Monash University reveals. The paper, published in the peer-reviewed journal Neurology, analyzed the economic benefits to the community of the Australian Pregnancy Register, which […]

Epilepsy Association’s “Zoom-Learn-Ask” Series 2023

Epilepsy Association’s “Zoom-Learn-Ask” Series 2023

Advocacy in Epilepsy Educational Program   Epilepsy and Women: Treatment Considerations   Date: January 24, 2023 Time: 6:00 pm-7:00 pm EST   Register by using the link below: https://bit.ly/3jYxnpq

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