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Should I see my midwife or family dr for migraines?

I am having horrible migraines 2-4 times a week. I've never had headaches other than being pregnant, but these are more than just headaches.... like not being able to function and take care of myself or kids. I am 16 weeks pregnant and I am having close pregnancies as my last baby is only 7 months old. My aunt says I am silly for seeing my midwife for problems that my family doc should see me for. Does it really matter? I never had this before being pregnant.


Asked by LuccasMommy at 9:42 PM on Aug. 1, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • i think when you are preg you midwife should handle everything..leave the fam doc out of your health advice

    Answer by shay1130 at 9:54 PM on Aug. 1, 2010

  • I think either would be fine.

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 9:47 PM on Aug. 1, 2010

  • do you drink diet soda? they can cause migraines. Another thing that can sometimes take care of them is a chiropractor. google chiropractic and pregnancy, very good thing.

    Answer by Lynette at 9:49 PM on Aug. 1, 2010

  • I would ask the midwife

    Answer by Lynette at 9:49 PM on Aug. 1, 2010

  • No diet soda. Pretty good diet, but I maybe should add I am still breast feeding my daughter. She's eating less frequently. I can't find any info correlating the two.

    Comment by LuccasMommy (original poster) at 9:53 PM on Aug. 1, 2010

  • I will tell you what my midwife told me when I was pregnant with my second child. It has never failed.

    Take two Excedrin TENSION HEADACHE's. They come in a purple bottle and the pills are red. Anyway... take two with a large Mt Dew. Take them with the first drink of Mt Dew and make sure to drink at least half with in the first five minutes. They are a form of Excedrin that does not have aspirin, which you should not take during pregnancy. They only have acetaminophen and caffeine. Those along with the caffeine from the soda work really well.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 9:55 PM on Aug. 1, 2010

  • I had to have prescription meds for migraines during pregnancy. Can a midwife prescribe those?

    Answer by NannyB. at 10:39 PM on Aug. 1, 2010

  • Unfortunately I can't take anything without drying up my milk.

    Comment by LuccasMommy (original poster) at 9:48 AM on Aug. 2, 2010