Chapter 35. Approach to Headaches in Pregnancy

  1. Raymond O. Powrie MD, FRCP, FACP Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology Senior Vice President3,
  2. Michael F. Greene MD Professor of Obstetrics Chief of Obstetrics4,5 and
  3. William Camann MD Associate Professor of Anaesthesia Director of Obstetric Anesthesiology6
  1. Jessica Illuzzi1,
  2. Emma Barber1 and
  3. Men-Jean Lee2

Published Online: 9 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323016.ch35

de Swiet's Medical Disorders in Obstetric Practice, Fifth Edition

de Swiet's Medical Disorders in Obstetric Practice, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

Illuzzi, J., Barber, E. and Lee, M.-J. (2010) Approach to Headaches in Pregnancy, in de Swiet's Medical Disorders in Obstetric Practice, Fifth Edition (eds R. O. Powrie, M. F. Greene and W. Camann), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323016.ch35

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Quality and Clinical Effectiveness Women & Infants' Hospital of Rhode Island Providence, RI, USA

  2. 4

    Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School, USA

  3. 5

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

  4. 6

    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 18 JUN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405148474

Online ISBN: 9781444323016

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Keywords:

  • approach to headaches in pregnancy;
  • headache, common symptom in pregnant women - benign, chronic headache syndromes and acute conditions;
  • IHS classification (2004);
  • primary headaches - chronic headache syndromes, primary headaches by IHS, tension, migraine, and cluster headaches;
  • migraine headache;
  • common headache medication components;
  • US FDA classification of medications - treating headaches and associated conditions;
  • FDA pregnancy classification system - meaning of each letter;
  • nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs – opioids, reducing pain associated with migraine;
  • idiopathic intracranial hypertension - pseudotumor cerebri

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Primary headaches

  • Secondary headaches

  • Evaluation

  • References