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Migraines During Pregnancy Linked to Childbirth Complications

The findings of a study reveal that women who suffer migraines during pregnancy are at an increased risk for complications during pregnancy and childbirth.

Pre-eclampsia and Pre-term Delivery

Matthew Robbins, MD, of the Montefiore Headache Center in New York City, and colleagues studied 90 women who sought emergency medical care for severe migraines while pregnant.

The researchers found that about 20% of the women had pre-eclampsia. Nearly 30% of the women had pre-term delivery, compared to about 10% of women in the general population.

Other Complications

Other findings:

  • 19% of the women with migraines had low birth weight babies (compared to a rate of 8% among women without migraines).
  • Women aged 35 and older with severe migraines were 7 times more likely to have these complications than women in the general population.

62% percent of the women in the study received a combination of pills and intravenous drugs to treat their migraines. The researchers said they are uncertain, however, if the medications played a role in the pregnancy and birth complications.

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Pasadena Pain Management offers pain management treatment for TMJ/TMD, migraine, headaches and neck pain in Pasadena, CA. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Pasadena Pain Management, we offer the exclusive TruDenta treatment therapy — a highly specialized form of care that involves cutting-edge dental technology, without needles or injections. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable pain management care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping our patients happy and pain free.