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It’s unfortunate, but some women suffer from pregnancy migraines.
As if the discomforts of being pregnant aren’t enough, the added risk of getting migraine headaches can make things pretty uncomfortable for a pregnant woman.
It is thought that the pregnancy migraine is caused by the influx of extra hormones when you become pregnant.
Fortunately, there are things you can do to help relieve the symptoms of pregnancy migraine.
Here are 3 ways to deal with headaches while you’re pregnant:
- Don’t take any medication without first consulting your doctor. It is generally thought that the less medications a pregnant woman takes, the better. However, if your pregnancy migraine is really bad, your doctor may prescribe acetaminophen — which is thought to be generally safe for pregnant women.
- Consider non-medicine treatments for your pregnancy migraine such as yoga, meditation, or massage — all of which are said to help decrease the pain of a migraine.
- Lie down in a dark room with a cold compress and sleep. This often is the best remedy for a pregnancy migraine — since symptoms can include nausea, sensitivity to light, and even vision problems referred to as “aura.”
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