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How do migraine headaches affect pregnant women?

It is rare that a woman will experience a migraine for the first time in pregnancy. In fact, for some women who suffer migraines, migraine pain is less severe in the second and third trimesters of their pregnancy because estrogen levels are stable, but they recur after pregnancy when estrogen levels decrease. It is important to be careful when treating a migraine or any type of headache during pregnancy, though. Over-the-counter and prescription medications for headache pain may not be safe for your baby. Talk with your doctor about the best ways you can treat your headaches during your pregnancy

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