Health Tip: Coping With Migraines During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- Migraines may pose a dilemma for pregnant women, since these painful headaches may strike more often during pregnancy.

At the same time, some migraine medicines can cause birth defects, so medical experts advise pregnant women not to use them.

The womenshealth.gov website offers these suggestions for pregnant women who are prone to migraines:

  • Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant and have been taking migraine medication.

  • Talk to your doctor about what over-the-counter drugs are recommended and safe for pregnant women.

  • Try relaxation techniques to help ease migraine pain.

  • Apply a cold pack to your head when a migraine strikes.

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