Headaches are common during pregnancy and can be difficult to deal with if it occurs frequently. They usually happen during the first and third trimester of pregnancy. If you get severe headaches then do not delay seeing a medical professional. Well, there are many causes for pregnancy headaches, like stress, anxiety, dehydration, insomnia, pregnancy hormones, sinus, migraines, and so on. In case of underlying diseases, like sinus and migraines, you should take note of your prescribed medications.
Let me show you some ways through which you can get respite from headaches during pregnancy.
Eat small and frequent meals:
If your blood sugar drops you might suffer from a headache. To keep your blood sugar levels in control, consume smaller meals frequently.
Get plenty of rest:
When your body does not get the designated 8 hours of sleep at night it can cause you more troubles than you know, one of which is a headache. So, ensure to sleep well at night and enjoy afternoon naps as well.
Take a warm bath:
This works for me so I hope it works for you too. As we all know, a warm bath or shower relaxes the sore muscles and soothes the mind so whenever you find yourself getting a headache, fill your tub with hot water and pour some drops of your favourite essential oil.
Dehydration can cause dry mouth and even migraines. Ensure to drink plenty of water and also try fruit-infused water for an extra boost of health.
Drink herbal tea:
Herbal teas can give you some respite from a headache. There are certain safe herbal teas for pregnant women that help alleviate pregnancy headaches, like chamomile tea, ginger tea, lemon balm tea, and cinnamon tea.
Get a champi:
Champi is an Indian term for massage and it really helps with headaches, shoulder and neck pain. Tell your partner to give you a nice head and neck massage while you relax and get lost into the bliss of oblivion!