Question: hello, I am 14 weeks pregnant. I am having headache from last two days. plz suggest.
Answer: Headache is one of the most common discomfort experienced during pregnancy. It may occur any time
most commonly during first and third trimesters due to your body experiences a surge of hormones and increase in blood volume. Other causes of headaches during pregnancy are lack of sleep, stress, eye
strain, depression, hunger, dehydration etc.
Practice good posture
Get plenty of rest and relaxation.
Spend few minutes lying in a dark,quiet room.
Put an ice pack or cold compress on the back of your neck for 20 minutes while you relax.
Drink plenty of fluids
Massaging your shoulders and neck is an effective way to relieve pain.
If you having sinus headaches:
Try steam inhalation to relieve congestion
Apply hot and cold compresses alternatively 30 seconds of each for a total of 10 minutes, 4-5 times a
You can also prevent headaches:
1.The low blood sugar that results from skipping meals can trigger a headache.so make sure that you eat
2.Some foods including chocolate,cheese, ice cream, processed meats, french beans, urad dal and other
gassy foods can trigger headaches.so avoid them.
3.In pregnancy if you are giving up coffee or tea or soda then go slow. Give up coffee or tea or soda day
by decreasing the quantity.
Exercise or some breathing exercises or taking prenatal yoga class or meditation or anything that will help
you in relax will prevent stress from headache.