According to research, 60-70% of women who experience migraines without aura see a decrease in intensity and frequency after the first trimester (first three months) of their pregnancy – especially those who find that their migraines are linked to their menstrual cycles.
However, while the less-intense migraines might be a very welcome bonus during pregnancy, they are not gone for good. Some mothers see their migraines return when their periods start again. Some mothers can have a migraine just a couple of days after they’ve given birth.
Exhaustion, dehydration, lost sleep and loud noises (babies have a habit of emitting the most piercing of cries…) are things that all new mothers can expect to experience after the new arrival and these can be hard to cope with. Throw migraines into the mix and it’s even harder. So, time to plan ahead.
The key is to establish a network of people who you can call on if you need help. This can be friends, family, neighbours. If you get a migraine, have someone who you know will be able to come over and help you or who can take over baby watch for a bit while you recover. Writing down when people are free in a schedule might prove helpful.
Also good to do would be to get in plenty of frozen meals and ready-to-eat snacks that you can grab without the need for preparation time (you’ll need to keep your blood sugar levels up and steady!), and ensure that you have anti-pain medication when you need it. Just make sure to check with your doctor that they’re safe for your baby if you’re breastfeeding.
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