611 W. Union Street
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 586-0800

LaFrontera
member support line
1-520-279-5737
M-F 5pm-8pm
24/7 weekends/holidays

AzCH Nurse Assist Line
1-866-495-6735

NAZCARE Warm Line
1-888-404-5530



SEABHS
611 W. Union Street
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 586-0800

AzCH Nurse Assist Line
1-866-495-6735

NAZCARE Warm Line
1-888-404-5530


powered by centersite dot net
Women's Health
Resources
Basic InformationLatest News
Migraines Tied to Higher Odds for Complications in PregnancyWomen, Take These Key Steps to Good Urological HealthAre Women Absorbing Toxins From Their Makeup?Race Doesn't Affect Risk for Genes That Raise Breast Cancer RiskHealthy Levels of Vitamin D May Boost Breast Cancer OutcomesHeavy Drinking Could Lower a Woman's Odds of ConceptionAHA News: Asian and Pacific Islander Women May Be at Greatest Risk for Preeclampsia ComplicationsFibroid Pain, Bleeding Is Driving Thousands of Women to the ERA Woman's Diet Might Help Her Avoid Breast CancerBreast Cancer's Spread Is More Likely in Black Women, Study FindsDrug Lynparza Could Help Fight Some Early-Stage Breast CancersAHA News: Menopause Before 40 Tied to Higher Stroke RiskHealthy Eating Lowers Pregnancy Complication RiskAortic Tears Are Even More Deadly for Women, Study FindsFDA Warns of Bogus Fertility Claims for Some SupplementsAHA News: Surprisingly Few Women May Have Good Heart Health Before PregnancyOsteoporosis Might Also Raise a Woman's Odds for Hearing LossModerate Use of Hair Relaxers Won't Raise Black Women's Cancer Risk: StudyMammography Rates Plummeted During Pandemic'Yo-Yo' Dieting May Mean Sleepless Nights for WomenGluten Doesn't Trigger 'Brain Fog' for Women Without Celiac Disease: StudyHPV Vaccination Is Lowering U.S. Cervical Cancer RatesSmoggy Air Might Raise Black Women's Odds for FibroidsAHA News: Preterm Deliveries May Pose Long-Term Stroke Risk for MothersWomen Get Help Later Than Men When Heart Attack StrikesLots of Sugary Drinks Doubles Younger Women's Colon Cancer Risk: StudyHeart Risk Factors Show Up Earlier in U.S. Black WomenBetter Access to Birth Control Boosts School Graduation RatesA Vitamin Could Be Key to Women's Pain After Knee ReplacementFreezing Tumors Could Be New Treatment for Low-Risk Breast CancersGiving Birth During the Pandemic? Facts You Need to KnowDo Your Genes Set You Up for Hot Flashes?Common Complication of Pregnancy Tied to Higher Stroke Risk LaterMigraine Before Menopause Could Be Linked to High Blood Pressure LaterA Woman's Weight Might Affect Her Odds for MiscarriageBreast Cancer Over 70: How Much Treatment Is Enough?Nurses Are Dying From Suicide at Higher RatesUrinary Incontinence Surgery Won't Raise a Woman's Cancer RiskOvarian Cancer Diagnosis Can Take Big Toll on Women's Mental HealthObesity May Help Trigger Heavier Periods: StudyWomen More Prone to Concussion's Long-Term Harms: StudyMammogram Rates Have Rebounded Since Pandemic Began, But Concerns RemainNew Treatment May Help Women in Early Menopause Remain FertileHeart Disease Gaining on Cancer as Leading Cause of Death in Young WomenWhat Is Endometriosis, and How Is It Treated?OCD May Be More Common in New Moms Than ThoughtAn IUD Could Ward Off Endometrial Cancer in Women at RiskEven a Little Coffee in Pregnancy Could Impact Newborn's Weight: StudyDrug Boosts Survival for Women With Advanced Ovarian CancerWhy 'Night Owl' Women Might Be at Higher Risk During Pregnancy
Questions and AnswersLinksBook ReviewsSelf-Help Groups
Related Topics

Medical Disorders
Wellness and Personal Development
Mental Disorders

1 Woman in 5 With Migraine Avoiding Pregnancy: Study

HealthDay News
by -- Robert Preidt
Updated: Sep 21st 2020

new article illustration

MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Many women with severe migraines don't want to get pregnant because of concerns about their headaches, a new study finds.

Migraine, one of the world's leading causes of disability, particularly affects women of childbearing age.

Researchers surveyed 607 U.S. women afflicted with severe migraines. One in 5 said they're avoiding pregnancy due to their migraines.

Among those, 72.5% thought their migraines would be worse during or just after pregnancy; 68.3% thought their migraines would make pregnancy difficult; and 82.6% thought their migraines would make raising a child difficult.

The women also expressed concern that their migraine medications would harm their child's development and that their baby would inherit genes that increase their risk of migraine.

Women who had migraines associated with their menstrual cycle were more likely to avoid pregnancy than those who didn't have menstrual-related migraines.

The study also found that those who avoided pregnancy were more likely to have a history of depression, more migraines a month, and higher migraine-related disability over the three previous months, according to findings published Sept. 15 in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Even though many women with migraines don't get pregnant due to concerns about their health and the well-being of their child, research shows that migraine improves in up to 75% of women during pregnancy.

"A large number of women with migraine might avoid pregnancy due to migraine. So they can make informed decisions, it is important that women with migraine have access to reliable information about the relationship between migraine and pregnancy," said lead author Dr. Ryotaro Ishii, a visiting scientist at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix.

The authors said it's crucial for migraine suffers of childbearing age to receive education about its potential impact of migraine on pregnancy.

"As the leading cause of years lived with disability in the world, and one that affects one in three women during their lifetime, these data highlight the substantial impact migraine has on pregnancy and family planning," said study co-author Dr. David Dodick, of the Mayo Clinic, in Phoenix.

"Clinicians must be alert to and proactively manage these important concerns of their female patients," he added.

More information

The American Migraine Foundation has more on migraine and pregnancy.