Is Headache a Symptom of Pregnancy?

Headache is such a common symptom in the daily life of humans, that we often do not even pay attention and it can be an alert to our body that something more serious or even something so special is happening, and yes it be a symptom of pregnancy .

In early pregnancy , even in the  first trimester,  many women have severe headaches during pregnancy  or migraine, and only suspect a possible pregnancy if accompanied by nausea, drowsiness, tenderness and swelling of the nipples and menstrual delay .

Causes of Headache

The pain head as sign of pregnancy are almost always related to hormonal increase of women during pregnancy, but has many other reasons that may be causing this discomfort during pregnancy. One of them is the lack of caffeine in the body, since it is a food used daily by most people and often in larger quantities than recommended. During pregnancy, women are advised to considerably reduce the amount of caffeine, and the lack of it in the body can cause severe headaches. There are other factors like:

  • Dehydration
  • Vision problems
  • Intake of certain foods that attack headache
  • Low or high blood pressure

Another very apparent cause of headache is physical tiredness and daily stress, especially due to the swirl of hormones that the woman goes through, everything ends up becoming more exhausting.

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Is Headache Only a Sign of Pregnancy?

No, the headache can be a sign of pregnancy but always associated with other symptoms . If the woman has headaches daily for example it can be an isolated pathology and not necessarily a symptom of pregnancy . But a headache and morning sickness combined with pain in the breasts, for example, can indeed mean a sign of the first symptoms of pregnancy !

Medication Care

The problem of considering symptoms so fiercely can end up becoming a trap because the nausea and headache itself can happen for several reasons, including a simple flu. It is always worth remembering that a possible pregnancy requires care and the well-being of the fetus must always be prioritized, even if in a simple headache the intake of inappropriate medications such as aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs that can harm the baby .

Remember, the headache itself is not always a symptom of pregnancy, it must be associated with the period of the cycle the woman is in and must also be accompanied by classic pregnancy symptoms to have a chance at hand. Be careful when interpreting symptoms as they can be deceiving.

If the pain is so severe as to cause even greater discomfort, it is advisable to look for your gynecologist who can prescribe the ideal medication . Remembering that only the simplest analgesics are advised for pregnant women in case of pain and fever.

Questions from Readers:

Is migraine a sign of pregnancy?

Like headache, migraine attacks can occur for a variety of causes, including PMS . Migraine itself is not considered a gestational symptom, but some pregnant women may suffer from the symptom during pregnancy.

What to take for headache in pregnancy?

First of all if you are suffering from constant headaches during pregnancy it is necessary to inform the obstetrician. Some tests may be requested to ascertain the cause and to be able to indicate the appropriate treatment. Usually the drug indicated for the treatment of pain in pregnancy is paracetamol, but we do not recommend starting any treatment without medical advice.

A tip for pregnant women: do you want to improve the pleasure of sex during the gestational phase? Use water-based lubricating gels that play the role of cervical mucus and still control vaginal pH, reducing the chances of proliferation of fungi and bacteria responsible for infections. Famivita has developed the perfect lubricant for pregnant women and pregnant women, the FamiGel . You can buy it here in our online store.

See also: First Symptoms of Pregnancy

Dr. Alexis Hart
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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