Migraine and pregnancy

Rise in pregnancy-related enquiries

At The Migraine Trust we tend to receive more enquiries from women than men, which is not surprising as women are about three times more likely to experience migraine than men.

This is caused, at least in part, by the impact of the menstrual cycle.

Managing migraine during pregnancy

Recently there has been a rise in enquiries about managing migraine during pregnancy and breastfeeding, a time when women often want to reduce their use of medicines.

You can find more information about it here on our website, including information on:

  • Migraine in pregnancy – how hormonal changes are a common trigger for those prone to migraine
  • Planning a pregnancy – what to do if you are taking regular medication for your migraine and are planning to get pregnant
  • Breastfeeding – what to do if you want to breastfeed