Get Regular Sleep
- Go to bed and wake up at regular internals
- Avoid sleeping excessively on weekends and less during weekdays
- Get 6 to 8 hours of sleep per night
Eat Regular meals
- Low blood sugar can trigger a headache
- Excessive sugar may lead to rapid increase in blood sugar followed by low blood sugar that can trigger headache
- Eat small regular meals 3 to 5 times per day to include a balance between protein, fruits, vegetables and carbohydrates
- Exercise 3 to 5 times per week will help reduce stress and keep you physically and mentally fit
- Too much exercise or inconsistent patterns may trigger headache
- Drink plenty of water because dehydration may trigger headache
- Limit caffeine – caffeine is a stimulant and caffeine withdrawal may cause headaches
- Limit stress since stress may lead to an increase in headache
- Relaxation and stress management may help reduce headaches
There is hope for reducing your headaches. If you are experience headaches while pregnant, please discuss this with your OB/Gyn or primary care provider so that they can determine an effective and safe plan for treatment.
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