You may be experiencing headaches during your first trimester because of the change in your hormones and increase in the blood volume that circulates through your body. There are some outside factors that will put you at greater risk for getting headaches during your pregnancy.
-Low blood sugar
-Changes in caffeine use
-History of headaches or migraines
If you are experiencing headaches associated with vision changes, abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, swelling in your hands, feet, and/or face call your doctor or midwife immediately because this could be pregnancy induced hypertension.
There are a few things you can do that will lower your chances of getting headaches during pregnancy.
-Have good posture
-Try your best to get comfortable and get sleep
-Drink plenty of water
If you are finding that you are getting headaches and you aren’t getting relief there are some natural things you can try first to relieve the headache. I am one for trying a natural approach first before trying any pain medication for relief.
-Apply a warm compress around your eyes and nose.
-Apply a cold compress or ice pack at the back of your neck.