How to overcome headaches during pregnancy
Quite often, since early pregnancy, many expectant mothers suffer from severe headaches. In addition, migraine during pregnancy can still be accompanied by dizziness and weakness. And although some pills and drugs you are forbidden to take, there are effective ways to combat this trouble, even in an "interesting situation."
Why during pregnancy headache?
Headaches can occur with early or late pregnancy at any time. The causes of the disease can be various:
- changes in hormonal balance in the body
- increased fatigue;
- Acute respiratory infections, flu, sinusitis and other ENT diseases
- change in blood pressure (hypotension or hypertension)
- chronic migraine
- dehydration and stress
- the lack of fresh air and exercise
- the load on the cardiovascular system.
In addition, the head can hurt with changes in the weather. It is proved that pregnant women become more sensitive to changes in temperature or pressure. Unavoidable changes in the habitual diet can also affect your health (excessive drinking of coffee or smoking before pregnancy).
Remedies for headache
The treatment of headaches with tablets or other medications is rather limited. But still, if you decide to take painkillers, be sure to consult with your doctor and discuss the risks to you and the baby. It is better to give preference to folk remedies.
Homeopathy, as with other drugs, should appoint a specialist. Therefore, consult an experienced homeopath, who will prescribe you the appropriate medication and also explain in detail how and when to take them correctly. Do not expect instant results. As a rule, the effect will be noticeable after 3-5 days. This files most often assigned Aconite or Daisy.
Many future mothers who suffer from headaches are helped by manual therapy, reflexology, acupuncture. Because these methods affect exactly those areas that are responsible for relaxation and stress relief (head, fingertips on the hands and feet, neck). In addition, they are absolutely safe and painless.
Many tinctures (tiger balm) on alcohol during pregnancy are prohibited. You can replace them with herbal decoctions (chamomile, melissa, echinacea, mint, rosehip) or green tea with lemon.
One of the most common methods of fighting headaches. Most often for these purposes essential oils of mint, lavender, orange, grapefruit, lemon, verbena, ylang-ylang are used. It is better to use oils for aromatic lamps or to drop 2-3 drops on a handkerchief and inhale for several minutes. Do not forget that some essential oils during pregnancy are contraindicated (basil, thyme, jasmine, rosemary).
Pregnancy is a special time for every woman. Therefore, I do not want this unforgettable time to be overshadowed by any ailments or diseases. It is better to do everything in order not to suffer from headaches and to prevent malaise. Try to relax more. Refuse additional tasks at work, and it is better to talk with the authorities about a flexible work schedule. Allocate more time for sleep and rest. Do not be nervous over trifles, avoid stress situations in every possible way. Use a sufficient amount of liquid and exclude from the diet smoked, salted, fatty. Walk more in the fresh air.
In order to avoid headaches during pregnancy, give more time to yourself and the future baby. Remember that the main thing now is your health and well-being.