Pregnancy and Migraines

Alternative Treatments
In addition to medicines, several other treatment options are available for migraines during pregnancy. Some women might find temporary relief by applying cold packs to the head or by pressing on the bulging artery found in front of the ear on the painful side of the head. Stress management techniques, such as relaxation and massage, can also help limit pain.
 
To help prevent migraines during pregnancy, you may also consider biofeedback (see Biofeedback for Migraines) or other alternative therapies. Make sure to talk with your healthcare provider before trying any alternative treatment.
  

Is This a Migraine or Something Else?

Many conditions can cause a headache during pregnancy, including migraines. However, these may also be a signal of something else. Therefore, you should always call your healthcare provider if you have a headache that is:
 
  • In a different location from previous headaches
  • Greater in severity than previous headaches
  • Accompanied by a fever
  • Accompanied with blurry vision.
     
You should also call your healthcare provider if the headache does not get better after a couple of hours or seems to return day after day.
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