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2. Practice Relaxation Techniques

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Pregnancy can be a joyful experience as well as a stressful one. Unfortunately, stress is a common trigger of headaches, including migraines. Doubly unfortunate, constant and/or severe headaches can induce stress on their own, creating a self-feeding cycle of stress and headaches.

Therefore, while easier said than done, practicing relaxation techniques can go a long way to reducing the severity and frequency of headaches during pregnancy.

What are some ways to relax?

Everyone de-stresses differently. You don’t need to find some niche way to unwind; you simply have to make sure you practice techniques that work for you. Some common relaxation techniques include:

  • Bird-watching
  • Listening to music
  • Watching ASMR videos
  • Drawing
  • Reading
  • Talking to loved ones
  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Cooking

Of course, the best way to treat a headache is to prevent one from happening in the first place. The following method can help you learn (and avoid) your unique headache triggers…

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