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How To Get Rid Of Headaches During Pregnancy

By on August 6, 2010

Headaches During PregnancyAn individual of any age group can get a headache. But headaches during pregnancy are more common and these headaches also differ from other headaches. Pregnant women have to undergo many discomforts during their pregnancy such as morning sickness, nausea, extreme fatigue, constipation, and headaches.

Headaches during pregnancy can be caused due to a number of reasons like acidity, stress, poor nutrition, poor posture, food allergies, etc. Headaches during pregnancy may sometimes be debilitating and also hamper your work. Hence it becomes essential to get rid of headaches by some safe and natural methods. Given below are some guidelines on how to get rid of headaches during pregnancy.

In general days you could have taken an OTC drug to get rid of your headache. But during pregnancy you have to be extra careful while taking any drug because whatever you take will directly affect your baby. Hence it is better to try natural methods to get rid of pregnancy headaches in the beginning.

Drink Water

Dehydration is one of the common causes behind headaches during pregnancy. Hence drink sufficient water to keep yourself well hydrated so that your body can perform its functions normally. When you experience a headache drink a glass of water and rest for a while.

Sometimes lack of sleep can trigger headache. So you can try to take a short nap during the daytime to avoid or get rid of headaches during pregnancy. But you should avoid sleeping for longer duration otherwise it could produce just the reverse effect.


You must try to identify the most common factors that could trigger your pregnancy headaches and try to avoid or eliminate them. Low blood sugar can cause a headache during pregnancy. Hence eat a high energy snack of fruits or grains and lower the chances of a migraine or tension headaches.

Keep your room well ventilated to prevent headaches. Getting a massage can also help you to relieve headaches especially the one caused by stress or tension. If you get frequent headaches during pregnancy you can try meditation and yoga. These can efficiently release your stress and keep your mind calm and cool. Take the help of yoga practitioners to learn the correct postures for pregnant women.

In case of unbearable headaches during pregnancy, you should consult your doctor. Do not take over-the-counter drugs without your doctor’s permission.