- How migraines are impacted by menstruation, pregnancy, and breastfeeding
- Why your migraines might worsen during menstruation but improve during pregnancy
- Which migraine meds are unsafe to take when you’re trying to get pregnant
- Whether to continue or stop your current migraine treatments during pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Challenges in treating migraine during pregnancy and breastfeeding
- How to develop a “migraine action plan” when you’re trying to conceive and when you’re pregnant
This webinar outlines how migraines are impacted by menstruation, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. You’ll learn how periods may trigger migraines, while pregnancy may lessen them. This program also includes strategies for treating your migraine pain while protecting your baby, starting when you’re trying to conceive. Expert Addie Peretz, MD, will talk about migraine meds you might want to stop before getting pregnant, and why your migraines may improve during pregnancy. She gives suggestions for developing your own migraine action plan before and during pregnancy, and while you’re breastfeeding.
Addie Peretz, MD, a neurologist who sub-specializes in headache medicine, is a clinical assistant professor of neurology at Stanford University. She’s a passionate supporter of neurological health and wellness of women, and she focuses on improving headache care just before, during, and just after people give birth. Peretz leads patient education initiatives on migraine during pregnancy with the Women's Health special interest section of the American Headache Society. She supports the growth of women’s neurology as a field.