Migraine negatively affects a patient’s quality of life during and between attacks, impacting their career, social activity and relationships.
Previous studies have shown approximately 1% of females with migraine had fewer children or avoided having children, while 3.2% chose not to have children, delayed or had fewer children due to migraines.1,2
The American Registry for Migraine Research (ARMR) is a multicenter registry of patients diagnosed by a specialist according to the International Classification of Headache Disorders-3 (ICHD-3). 3
How was this study conducted?
The ARMR database was used to identify female patients with any migraine diagnosis who had completed the pregnancy planning questions between February 2016 and September 2019 (N=1112).
Excluded patients with trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias (TACs), secondary headache, painful cranial neuropathies, other facial pain and other headaches.
Data was subdivided into Avoid Pregnancy (AP) and No Impact (NI) groups based upon the response to a closed question regarding migraines impacting pregnancy plans.