Being pregnant doesn't mean that you won't get general aches, colds, allergies, and headaches; but it does mean you need...
Being pregnant doesn't mean that you won't get general aches, colds, allergies, and headaches; but it does mean you need to be extra picky about the medications you use to treat your ailment. There is no perfectly safe drug to ingest while you're pregnant - or at least to date, sciences has never proven that a drug is safe for your unborn baby. That said, if you have a headache try natural methods first such as:
- Eat a small snack.
- Apply a warm washcloth or small rice sock to your neck, or the front and sides of your face if you have a sinus headache.
- If you feel a tension headache try a cold cloth on your neck only.
- Light some soothing essential oil candles, stretch out, and relax.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Rub a dash of lavender and peppermint essential oil, diluted in a tbs of apricot or other massage oil, down your temple line and along the back of your neck, just under the hairline.
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is the safest pregnancy headache over-the-counter med to take for a headache.