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About the Epilepsy Pregnancy Clinic

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Location

​​​​​​​​​​Toronto Western Hospital | map iconMaps & Directions
West Wing – 5th Floor​

Hours & Contact

Monday
​9:00 am – 4:00 pm​

If you wish to contact us we are available Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Phone: 416 603 5320
Fax: 416 603 5768​​


What We Do

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by different types of seizures. Although medical experts have gained a better understanding of the condition, they are still investigating the many causes and triggers for seizures.

Some known risk factors for seizures are variations in hormones, lack of sleep and stress – all of which are exacerbated during pregnancy and while caring for young children – which can make this phase of life especially challenging for women with epilepsy.

Although it may require some extra attention, planning and support from the patient's family, here at Krembil Neuroscience Centre, it is possible for these patients to successfully become mothers.​

 Tests/Services

  • EEG and blood work​
  • Clinical exam
  • Epilepsy management
  • Counselling on drug management, teratogenicity, maternal and newborn safety
  • Epilepsy nursing and social work
  • Collaborative care with obstetrics​​

 Health Information

Resources from KNC

    Women with Epilepsy: A Practical Management Handbook. Editors: Esther Bui, Department of Neurology, University of Toronto and Autumn M. Klein, Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh. Date Published: July 2014. Available on Amazon.ca ​​​

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