Migraine in Pregnancy

19oct4:00 pm5:00 pmMigraine in PregnancyAre you concerned about treating your migraine during pregnancy? What supports can help you through pregnancy with migraine? We hope to help answer some of your questions.

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If you’re pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant, and live with migraine, you may be worried about what’s going to happen.

Many parents are also worried about their symptoms overwhelming them if they do go off their medications while pregnant. Some parents are lucky enough to have migraine settle down in the second trimester of the pregnancy however, this is not always the case and sometimes migraine can get worse or in rare circumstances, begin in pregnancy.

To help address some concerns about how to manage migraine during pregnancy with minimum harm to the parents or baby, we are delighted to welcome back Dr. Fionnuala McCann from Craigavon Area Hospital.

Topics covered may include

  • What is migraine
  • Prevalence of migraine in pregnancy
  • Hormonal changes- role of oestrogen and progesterone
  • Other triggers for migraine during pregnancy
  • Migraine patterns during trimesters
  • Common symptoms of migraines in pregnancy
  • Impact on fetal development
  • Other causes of headache in pregnancy
  • Risks and complications
  • Treatment options – lifestyle, non-pharmacological strategies and safe medications

Dr. McCann is a Neurology Specialty Doctor with an interest in Headache. She is an independent Botox injector for patients with chronic migraine and cluster headache.

With thanks to the HSE CHO 1 Donegal for the funding for this event.


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19 October 2023 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT+01:00)