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Health Tip: Prevent Headaches During Pregnancy

-- Headaches among pregnant women are a common complaint, but in many cases they can be prevented, the American Pregnancy Association says.

The association offers these suggestions:

  • Make sure you're getting enough sleep, and take some time to relax.
  • Eat regular, healthy meals and snacks. Low blood sugar can lead to headaches.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Get regular exercise.
  • Rid your life of as much stress as possible, which can help prevent tension headaches.
  • Pay attention to posture.
  • Watch your caffeine intake. But don't stop all caffeine suddenly -- which in itself can cause withdrawal-related headaches.
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Posted: December 2008