A variety of safe and effective treatments for migraine can be used when you're pregnant or breastfeeding. Ideally, maximizing non-drug options is important to reduce medication exposure for the baby. Most women prefer not to use medications during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. While many headache sufferers intend to avoid medications when they learn they're pregnant, many will need to use migraine medications at some point before the baby is born. A study of almost 3,500 women with migraine during the first 5 months of pregnancy found that three out of every four women used migraine medications during pregnancy. A little over half used analgesic pain medications, and one in four used a triptan.
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