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Headaches During Pregnancy

Headaches During Pregnancy...

It is very common during pregnancy for you to experience headaches.

Causes of headaches include an increase in hormones in your body, an increase in blood volume, and/or preeclampsia (high blood pressure) can also cause headaches.
Headaches During Pregnancy

The most common causes for headaches during pregnancy however are a low blood sugar and dehydration, caffeine withdrawal etc.

Headache will commonly occur during the first trimester and the third trimester of pregnancy but that does not mean that you will be totally free of headache during the second trimester.

First and third trimester is the time when you will feel intense headache and the intensity will be very low during the second trimester.

Your circulating blood volume increases during the first trimester and so does the quantity of hormones in your body.

This sudden jump in quantities of hormones and blood in your body is the most prominent reason of headache.

Stress, changes in vision, or bad posture may also result in headaches during pregnancy and pregnancy might not be the only reason.

Some other reasons which might cause headaches are...

  • Lack of water in your body or dehydration to be specific. Stressed brain many times becomes the reason behind headaches.
  • Fallen sugar level in blood might also become the reason behind headaches during pregnancy.
  • If you used to have coffee daily and recently you gave up coffee then too you might suffer from intense headaches.
  • Proper sleep is necessary during pregnancy and if you don't sleep properly then there are huge chances that you will suffer from severe headaches.

If you suffer from migraine you might be excited to know that you will suffer from less migraine attacks during pregnancy periods but in some rare cases the migraine headaches increases during the pregnancy period.

It is very important that you be in touch with your doctor so that you easily receive proper care and headaches do not pop up again and again.

During your third trimester you will suffer from headaches due to tension of your baby.

It is seen that as the delivery dates close in you start worrying about your baby and this too leads to sever headaches.

High blood pressure during pregnancy is known as preeclampsia and this might also be one of the reasons of headaches during the third trimester.

How To Ease Headaches During Pregnancy

You must reduce stress and get more sleep. Treat your early morning sickness.

Eat regularly to avoid low blood sugar levels. Drink adequate amounts of high quality water.

You can also get chiropractic adjustments and advice to correct your posture. Avoid over the counter medication especially during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Consult a homeopath or an acupuncturist for treatments to relieve your pain.

Pregnancy headaches are sometimes relieved with either hot or cold compress around your forehead and on the back of your neck.

Have someone massage your shoulders and neck during acute pregnancy headaches.

Rest in a dark room and practice deep relaxation breathing. Relaxing in a warm bath or shower sometimes reduces the stress and tension.

The fruit mangosteen is well known to support every system in the body. It is all natural and can relieve and prevent pregnancy headaches.

Pregnancy headaches can be very painful and very frustrating, as it is not recommended that you use over the counter medication during pregnancy.

When traditional is not allowed, then it is time to investigate what holistic methods of healing are available to you.

Basic energy healing is extremely relaxing, it will reduce stress and alleviate some if not all of your headache.

Prevention of headaches during pregnancy is the best place to start. Many pregnant women that have a history of headaches will know their triggering factor to developing a headache. Staying away from these triggers is important.

Pregnancy can be an extraordinary experience for you. It is far more than growing a baby and dealing with issues like fatigue.

Pregnancy has a huge emotional, mental, spiritual, and energetic side to it. The more you understand these aspects, the easier and less symptomatic your pregnancy will be.

Learning how to connect with the emotions of your unborn child will allow you to enhance your pregnancy experience and surrender to its normal physiological process of pregnancy headaches.

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