Connector Logo

What our moms-to-be should know about Migraine

What our moms-to-be should know about Migraine

Migraine is a medical condition and is normally a serious throbbing on one or both sides of the head. They are a type of vascular headache that results from blood vessels expanding from the brain and is different from stress or tension headaches.  If you were already prone to Migraine before getting pregnant, you may encounter more grounded migraines, or you may find that they lessen during pregnancy. Women experience migraine differently than men. Women report episodic pain (often for a longer duration) and chronic pain more frequently than men do.

More than 25% of women encounter a headache during their lifetime in pregnancy, and hormone vacillations, particularly changes in estrogen levels, can highly affect the recurrence and force of a migraine attack. That is particularly valid for the hormonal changes that go with pregnancy. If you are pregnant or plan to wind up noticeably pregnant soon, what do you have to know?

Symptoms of Migraine Attack:

Migraine generally starts with a dull headache and sometimes followed by nausea and vomiting. Few women can also experience Aura as well. Aura is a wavy lines or dots of flashing lights. Some may likewise experience encounter limited focus or blind spots.

What causes Migraine?

  • Most often, migraine affects people between the ages of 15 and 55.
  • Most people have a family history of migraine or of disabling headache.
  • They are more common in women.
  • Migraine often becomes less severe and less frequent with age.

Common Head Triggers Include:

  • Chocolates, Caffeine, Processed Foods
  • No proper sleeps     
  • Dehydration: Especially when you are pregnant, your body needs more water
  • Stress
  • Hormones
  • Weather

Is medication for Migraine safe during your pregnancy?

Some Migraine medicine should not be used, as there are possibilities of birth defects or other problems, which includes aspirin and ibuprofen. You should always consult your doctor if you are having migraine problem so that the medicine recommended by your doctor will help you and is safe during pregnancy. Home remedies can be also beneficial which is discussed below and the good news is that for most women migraines improves or stop from about the third month of pregnancy.

Self-Care of Migraines:

  • Avoid your known triggers, such as specific foods, as much as possible.
  • Keep a predictable schedule of meals and snacks.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Consider taking a class in biofeedback or other relaxation techniques.
  • When pain strikes, try ice packs, massage, and resting in a quiet, darkened room.

Note: Mostly, everybody treats migraine as not a serious problem and takes general painkillers to get instant relief but it is always important to let your health care provider know when you are experiencing any headaches and the details about them.

 

Fakih IVF

About: Fakih IVF

Fakih IVF has helped over 15,000 couples realize their dream of parenthood. Since the birth of its first in vitro baby in the USA in 1987. Read More...

Contact: 800-FAKIH (32544)
Website: www.fakihivf.com

Abu Dhabi Al Ain Dubai

St. 11, Hazaa Bin Zayed The First St. Opposite Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
P.O. Box 31453, Abu Dhabi
Phone: 02 444 4107
Mobile: 056 641 9351
Fax: 02 444 4109
Email: receptionauh@fakihivf.com

Fakih Medical Center Villa No. 2, Tawam Roundabout Al Markhaniya Ashraj District 13 Bida Bin Ammar, Al Ain 
P.O. Box 31453, Abu Dhabi
Phone: 03 766 6673
Fax: 03 763 1288
Email: reception.alain@fakihivf.com

37, 65b St. - 32b St. Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 1
P.O. Box 72960, Dubai
Tel: 04 349 7600
Fax: 04 349 7668
Email: info@fakihivf.com

Share this page!
COMMENTS
RELATED ARTICLE
MORE...
FEATURED