There are many reasons why you might experience a headache; not all of these are necessarily related to your pregnancy. Dehydration is one of the commonest reasons for developing a headache. It is important that you remain well hydrated during pregnancy, ensure you are drinking around 2 litres of water a day, especially in hot weather. Try taking simple pain-killers at home; it is safe to take 2x 500mg tablets (1g) of paracetamol every 4 to 6 hours, not exceeding 4g in 24 hours.
always there and so bad it's hard to think or talk
you can't sleep
make daily life difficult to manage
makes it hard to concentrate
you can manage to get up, wash or dress
comes and goes
you can manage to sleep
is annoying but doesn't stop you doing things like going to work
If something just doesn't feel right contact your local maternity team
East and North Hertfordshire:
The Princess Alexandra:
01279 444455, extension 2945
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