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Findings

What does this study add?

  • 19.9% females with a migraine diagnosis avoided pregnancy to some extent because of migraine.
  • The AP group was significantly younger than the NI group and had significantly fewer children.
  • Compared to the NI group, the AP group had a higher proportion of chronic migraine, menstrual migraine, depression, frequency of headache days and higher Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) scores.
  • In the AP group, 72.5% believed migraine would worsen during pregnancy and 68.3% believed migraine would make their pregnancy very difficult.
  • There was no significant difference in sociodemographics between the AP and NI groups.