How To Prevent Headaches And Migraines During Pregnancy

October 4th, 2019
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Have you noticed an increase in your migraines and headaches since you became pregnant? Are you worried that they may be the result of some other underlying problem?

Many pregnant women will suffer from migraines and headaches during their pregnancy. The increased hormone levels can even cause these headaches to be of greater intensity than the ones you had before becoming pregnant.

Migraines and headaches are a normal part of pregnancy that typically are not a cause for concern. There are safe ways to relieve your pain and many options you can choose from to help prevent future headaches.

What Causes Your Migraines And Headaches?

There are many different triggers for migraines, but estrogen is the primary culprit for pregnant women. It is even possible for a woman never to experience a migraine until she becomes pregnant. The elevated estrogen levels increase the probability of migraines.

Some lucky women notice their migraines disappear once they become pregnant, but others notice an extreme increase in intensity (source). There is significant evidence linking migraines to hormones

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