80% of women know what a headache is not hearsay, and women in the position of suffering from this disease are several times more likely than before pregnancy. This may be due to the following factors:
- Changing the concentration of hormones in the body. Elevated levels of "pregnant" progesterone and estrogen - is strongly influenced by the change of vascular tone, which causes pain in the head.
- The work of the central nervous system, heart and blood vessels in a different, more intense mode.
- Cardinal diet conversion. For example, headache the body of the future mother can respond to the absence of the usual cup of coffee in the morning.
- Headaches during the third trimester - the result of poor posture, which is anyway a pregnant woman is changing due to enormous strain on your back.
- The high sensitivity of the expectant mother to the slightest change in the weather.
- Low blood pressure is the first trimester and high blood pressure, which often occurs in the last trimester of pregnancy. Hypertension is also accompanied by swelling and the presence of protein in urine.
- Hunger. Expectant mother can not tolerate large intervals between meals - you need to eat a little every 4 hours.
- fluid deficiency in the body.
- Continuous concentration of visual and auditory attention, stay in an uncomfortable position for a long time.
- External irritants - a pungent smell, loud noise, bright light.
- Stress, strain.
- Lack of sleep.
- Incompatible with good health microclimate in the house (cold, too dry air, cigarette smoke in the room).
- Headache pain of the day (for example, after a long afternoon nap).
The types of headache during pregnancy
- Adjust your daily routine so that there was enough room for a full sleep and leisurely walks in the fresh air.
- It is enough to drink. Toxicosis "steals" fluid from the body and from dehydration to headache - one step. However, the liquid is important not to overdo it, to not appear edema. Discuss this issue with your gynecologist.
- Eat regularly.
- Stay away from coffee, chocolate, canned foods, sausages, alcohol, nuts, cheese. These foods can cause headaches.
- Try less to worry about and worry about nothing. Emotional stress, even positive, as undesirable. Get plenty of rest in a calm atmosphere.
- If the source of the pain - cervical spine, often massage the neck.
- Avoid stuffy and smoke-filled rooms, regularly ventilate your home.
- If you have a sedentary job, every two hoursdo 15-minute breaks to "stretch my bones": a leisurely walk, massage your neck, make circular movements with his hands, the reason the eyes in different directions.
Defeat headache without drugs!
During pregnancy, the headache becomes a serious contender, because many anesthetics moms absolutely contraindicated! For example, popular Ibuprofen Aspirin and under unfortunate circumstancescan trigger internal bleeding and a variety of fetal malformations. So let's leave the tablets doctors, and think about how you can cope with a headache alone, without causing harm to themselves or their future baby.
Here is a very simple measures that can help you deal with the pain as soon as it becomes available:
- Massage the area of the shoulder girdle and neck.
- Prepare yourself not very strong tea with lemon and mint.
- Soak for 20-30 minutes in a dark room in silence, trying to relax as much as possible and, if possible, take a nap.
- Take a warm bath (if your gynecologist does not forbid you this), or wait for the cool relaxing jet shower.
- Within a few seconds, massage the point located between the thumb and index finger on the other hand.
- Hold ice on the back of the head 15 - 20 minutes.
In the fight with a headache well to aromatherapy: Pour a few drops of essential oil diluted with water in the aroma lamp, put there a burning candle, and all - the medicine is ready!
Before using essential oils to be measuredarterial pressure. When reduced pressure is recommended to breathe the scent of citrus oil or verbena, high blood pressure will return to normal oils of lavender, ylang-ylang.
Do not forget that among the essential oils are thosethat expectant mothers are contraindicated. This basil, myrrh, pennyroyal and peppermint, sage, thyme, marjoram, jasmine, marjoram, juniper, cedar, fennel, wormwood, Thuja.
On the revenue will come and experience the centuries-old traditional medicine:
- Lemon slices put on the area of the temples, and tight head drag pre-soaked in hot water with a towel. This method will save you from migraine.
- When you overcome severe pain, every hour for a few minutes massaging her head in the direction of the forehead region to the occipital region. You can use a wooden massage brush.
- During a regular pain attacks holdwhile the face of a mixture, consisting of camphor and ammonia. Vapours agents have analgesic effect. If the pain is attacked by one of the head, in the ear with a "sick" side can put turunda cotton soaked in camphor alcohol.
- Absolutely safe means for pregnantEucalyptus oil is women: Dissolve 3-5 drops agent in 1 liter of water. Wet in the liquids handkerchiefs, and then put them on 15 minutes on the forehead and temples. The pain will recede.
- Take crafts to meet the disease inarmed: sew a small pillow and fill it with dry leaves of cherry, laurel, Myrrh. Therapeutic sashetku place at the head of his bed. When you feel that the head would ache, lie down on this pad, pressing it with the side of the head where it hurts more.
- Traditional medicine says that migraines can "get rid of" a small piece of herring. Eat it should be fasting.
- This recipe is for those who are not on the herring soul. Cook medicinal drink: 1 cup berries dogwood on 1 liter of water. Drink it throughout the day. Means, which regulate vascular tone, so not only saves you from headaches, but also is an excellent preventive tool, warning her appearance.
- From migraine attack can be saved by applying to the temples of lilac leaves.
- If the headache, to your misfortune, acquired a systematic nature, within 4-5 days, morning and evening drink a quarter spoon of fresh potato juice.
Pregnancy - not a simple condition requiringexpectant mother a huge commitment. Even the usual treatment of headache - the whole science. However, always remember that a reward is waiting for you at the end of this thorny path, and all diseases will certainly depart! Be healthy!