Headache in Pregnancy

Sorry to hear that your head hurts.

This health decision guide is designed for pregnant women who experience a headache that is either new or different from prior headaches. However, a pregnant woman with persistent headaches may also find some helpful information in the guide.

There are many possible reasons why you have a headache. By answering this series of questions, you will learn about the cause or causes likely to be most relevant to you.

This guide is a learning tool and not a substitute for consultation with your own doctor.

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Most headaches, even very severe ones, are not associated with a serious medical problem; however, it is important to first identify a headache that needs immediate medical attention.

Sudden onset severe pain that is different from any type of headache that you have ever experienced before always requires medical evaluation.

Is this the worst headache of your life?

Yes, this is the worst headache ever.

No, this is not the worst one.

Is the headache getting progressively worse?

Yes, it is.

No, the headache is about the same.

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