I’m Carol Nelson with Today’s Health News.
Headaches during pregnancy can be quite common, but some can be a warning sign for a serious
problem. Researchers studied the records of headaches among pregnant women who had been
referred to a neurologist. Among the 140 who had migraine like symptoms, 49 had headaches
for some other reason. 51 percent of those patients were found to have pregnancy related
high blood pressure. Preeclampsia is a complication of pregnancy that usually happens during the
second or third trimester. It can cause headaches, high blood pressure, and blurry vision and
can pose serious health risks to both baby and mother. Researchers say the study suggests
doctors should pay close attention when a pregnant woman complains of severe headache.
Ask your doctor about any headaches you have during your pregnancy.