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Headaches During Pregnancy

By richardro

Being a mother is the most blissful experience but the effect of pregnancy on the headache in particular is mixed. The chronic migraines disappear during pregnancy. This change in women is brought about by the hormonal changes inside the body, the effect indeed comes as a relief for women who suffer from chronic migraines and who have had to stop taking their regular medication because of possible complications it could have during pregnancy.

Other Types of Headaches

If hadn't experienced a severe headache till you are pregnant, you may start suffering form severe headache, no need to be vexed. Many women experience headaches during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester because of the onslaught of hormones caused by being pregnant. Typically, this type of hormonal pregnancy headache will disappear as you enter your second trimester and your hormone levels stabilize. However, it is advisable to consult a doctor to aver any other cause.

Finding Relief

Frustrating of all is that headaches during pregnancy have less treatment options. Women who have a standard medication that they've been using for years to combat migraines suddenly find themselves defenseless against their migraines as the medication that usually works for them is deemed unsafe for pregnant women. A doctor should be consulted. The only over-the-counter medication said to be safe is acetaminophen.

Other Options

Acupuncture, massage and aromatherapy may work for some women. Sometimes headache relievers like cold compress to the head and neck while sleeping in a darkened, silent room may work. This remedy works for many people, young and old, male and female, for everything from pregnancy headaches to sunlight and other eye-related headaches.
If you are plagued frequently with headaches during pregnancy, be sure to discuss it with your doctor even if you're managing it well on your own. While it's most likely that they're caused by hormones, fatigue or stress, other issues, such as preeclampsia, do exist and should be checked by your doctor to make sure that you, and your baby, are in good health.

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