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The Impact of Migraine on Pregnancy Planning

Key messages

  • Previous studies have focused upon the impact of pregnancy on migraine patterns, but there is a large migraine burden on pregnancy planning.
  • In particular, migraine impacted the pregnancy planning of the young, those with menstrual migraine, chronic migraine and those without children.
  • Migrainous females avoided pregnancy because they believed their migraine pattern would worsen during pregnancy and make their pregnancy difficult.
  • Previous observations showed most women have migraine improvements during pregnancy.
  • The education of migrainous females about the impact of pregnancy on their disease is important.