The Sunday Telegraph

Migraine sufferers at greater risk giving birth


Women who get migraines are more likely to have birth and postnatal complicati­ons, a study has found.

Researcher­s at Tel Aviv University analysed the pregnancie­s of 145,102 women between 2014 and last year, of whom 12,222 suffered from migraines.

They were at higher risk of needing an epidural, the team found, and at much greater risk of gestationa­l diabetes, high levels of fat or cholestero­l in the blood and clots.

The authors of the study, presented at the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology Study, said migraine sufferers should be treated as “high risk” like older women or those with health problems or having twins.

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