Headaches in pregnancy
How to cope with headaches in pregnancyDifferent women find different ways of managing headaches during pregnancy.
Extra rest may help, and making relaxing activities part of your routine is always a good idea – even if it doesn’t help the heachaches!
Staying hydrated is also important to be sure to drink plenty of water throughout your day.
If your headache persists, you can take the recommended dose of paracetamol, but as with any medication, it’s worth checking with your midwife first. Stronger painkillers are not recommended.
Some other ideas for relieving a headache include:
- Getting some fresh air – a short walk can sometimes shift a headache or at least take your mind off it for a while
- Lying down with a cool flannel on your forehead
- Giving yourself a gentle scalp massage – or asking your partner to do it for you