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12. Hydrate

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Hydration is important for everyone, especially during pregnancy. During this period, it’s easy to become dehydrated for many reasons, such as vomiting from morning sickness. One nasty side effect of  dehydration? Headaches. As such, prioritizing hydration is key to banishing pregnancy headaches.

How much water should you drink?

The general rule of thumb, according to the National Academy of Medicine, is 10 8-oz. cups of water a day. It’s important to remember that every individual and every pregnancy is unique, though. That means that some people will need a little more or maybe a little less. One way to tell if you’re properly hydrated? Check your urine. Ideally, it should be clear and light yellow.

What you eat can impact headache intensity and frequency as much as what you drink…

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