Your actions can impact your baby's growth at this stage
Migraines are fairly common in women of childbearing age. While some women get better after the 1st trimester, others continue to get more frequent and intense headaches. Now that you are pregnant migraine medicines are not advisable.
- Try sleeping it off in a quiet dark room and apply a cold compress to the forehead or neck
- Splash cold water on your face and back of the neck if cold shower is not possible
- Avoid offending foods such as MSG, chocolate, cheese, cured meats etc.
- Keep your stomach full and blood sugar up but avoid sugary foods in excess as this may cause blood sugar to rise rapidly and then crash
- Stay active, get plenty of rest (catnaps to feel rested and relaxed), stick to regular sleep timings and avoid stress
Herbal and All-Natural Supplements
Many pregnant women resort to herbal and botanical products taking them to be safe since they are natural or organic. However safety of such products is in question when it comes to pregnancy. Findings on herbal and botanical supplements are not conclusive enough to suggest that they are ok on a growing fetus and whether they are safe for consumption during pregnancy. Although all herbal and botanical preparations are questionable, a few popular herbs are particularly harmful during pregnancy. The list includes aloe, chamomile, eucalyptus, fenugreek, ginseng, juniper, licorice, St Johns Wort and willow and there are hundreds more on the market. You should check out each one and speak to your doctor before taking any.