When Pregnancy Becomes A Headache

Dr. J and I wrote our book Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Pregnancy But Were Too Afraid or Embarrassed To Ask because, well, there are only 24-hours in a day and while we spend so much of our time answering the questions of pregnant women and their families, there are always more questions to be answered. You can check out our book (print and electronic version) on Amazon, and you can get the app (Everything Pregnancy) in the Apple App and Google Play stores. The good folks here at BlackDoctor.org were kind enough to collaborate with us on a new monthly pregnancy and post-partum blog based on our book so keep an eye out for it every month and don’t be shy about sharing it.

Let’s face it, folks, pregnancy can often be a major headache…..literally. To be fair, there are a lot of things going on, and your body is doing some pretty fantastic work but none of that matters when the side effects of pregnancy, including headaches, makes each day seem like an eternity. Headaches are definitely a part of pregnancy, there is no getting around that, but the question is what can you do about them? Do you just have to suffer for the next nine months or are there safe ways to make pregnancy less of a headache?

What is this?:

Usually, headaches during pregnancy are hormonal headaches though other things like migraines, high blood pressure, and poor posture can also cause headaches.

Why is it happening?:

Hormones happen during pregnancy, it’s just part of the package, and most of the things that bother you during pregnancy are