Women who are prone to migraines may find that the instances of migraine increase during pregnancy and other women, who have never experienced migraines, may find that they have migraines for the first time during pregnancy.
Keep the following in mind to deal with pregnancy migraine –
- Record details of places visited, foods eaten, things done prior to a migraine to help identify triggers. Writing it all down helps you or a doctor figure out what could be triggering a pregnancy migraine.
- Once you know the triggers try and avoid them; they could even be things such as loud noises, stress, extreme temperatures, fatigue, smoke, very bright lights, certain artificial additives in food, nitrates, chocolates and so on.
- Get plenty of rest and good quality sleep since fatigue and interrupted sleep could also result in migraine.
- A dark room and cold compress could help with the pain.
- Chiropractic adjustments are often seen to help alleviate pregnancy migraine.
- Using a cervical neck pillow can also help.
- Reducing stress and removing stressors from life can also help avert migraine.
- Massage, biofeedback, yoga, acupuncture, meditation and other alternative remedies can help greatly.
- General exercise such as swimming, walking and cycling can also help to reduce the severity and frequency of pregnancy migraine.