Migraine Headache

Migraines During Pregnancy

The primary reasons for migraines during pregnancy could be hormonal changes, the general stress related to pregnancy and increase in the blood volume. The changes in the contours of the body contribute to poor posture, which creates stress on other parts of the body. Most health care providers consider acetaminophen to be the best pain relief medication during pregnancy. Pregnant women should NOT take anything with aspirin unless prescribed by a health care provider. To know more about headches During Pregnancy, read What About Headache During Pregnancy?

How can a pregnant woman treat a migraine headache?
Keep a headache diary: This diary should include the details aboutn when the headache happened, what “triggered” it, and how long did it last. You can learn what triggers them and avoid those things. Common triggers are:

* Stress
* Chocolate
* Cheese
* Coffee
* Weather
* Hormones

Common home remedies for migraine headaches include:

* Applying a cold towel on your head
* Taking a cold shower
* Taking a nap
* Exercising
* Using relaxation techniques such as meditation and yoga

Headaches can be differentiated into categories like Chronic tension headache caused due to overload and stress, cluster headache, headache nausea and headache in pregnancy. Medications relieve headache temporarily, but long term use of medications may increase the frequency of headaches or turn them into severe headaches. Natural headache remedies offer relief, without side effects by easing the muscles and relaxing the brain. Light exercises also help in relieving migraines during pregnancy.