Headaches During Pregnancy

There are a lot of new and expecting mommies who can say that there are going to be headaches with pregnancy, however, you will need to keep in mind that it is all for a good cause. You will find that most of the headaches are tension headaches. You will find that it can feel like squeezing pain and it can seem like someone has your head pressing both sides. When it comes to pregnancy, you will always have a lot on your mind. You will even make your headaches worse because there are so many worries and so much stress when expecting.

It is not known why you will get a lot of headaches when you are pregnant, however, you will find that it could be a number of reasons. It could be your depression; it could be eyestrain, sinus infections, lack of sleep, hunger, and even dehydration. Most pregnant women will know that the headaches will go away after the first trimester, but you may still get a headache every now and then. Some claim it is because they have lowered their caffeine intake.

Keep in mind that most women when it is their first time will get migraines. This is because the body is not used to this type of abuse (because a baby will take many of the nutrients that you eat and make you become dehydrated). You will need to contact your doctor and ask him or her, what they think you should go. Make sure that you ask them what you can take for the pain and what you are not allowed to take. This way you can get help for the pain, but not put the baby in jeopardy. Most of the women, who start off their pregnancy with headaches, will say that their body adjusts and the headaches seem less painful and less often.

Most medications are not recommended for pregnant women. You will find that acetaminophen is safe; however, there are some things like aspirin and Ibuprofen that are not good for your baby. You will need to take it to your doctor to see what is best for you.

If you are having a lot of headaches, then you will want to talk to your doctor about what may be wrong and what you can do to keep both yourself and the baby safe. You will want to make sure that you give yourself a chance to adjust to the new situation and also that you allow your body time to do so. It’s not healthy for you or the baby to start popping a lot of medication. It is very important that you think about the baby when it comes to taking even over-the-counter drugs.

A wealth of knowledge and passion is brought with dual degrees in Naturopathic and Chiropractic. A proud family man, he is devoted to his wife and two children.