Adverse pregnancy risks linked to migraine in women

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Researchers found migraine to be associated with an increased risk of pregnancy-associated hypertension disorders and miscarriage.

(American Headache Society) — Women with migraine and their offspring are at greater risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes, compared with women without migraine, according to a study published in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face PainStanford Medicine’s Nada Hindiyeh, MD, says the research offers a look at some aspects of migraine and pregnancy that have not yet been explored.

“What’s new in this study, which hadn’t really been looked at before, was the finding that maternal migraine may increase the risk of several neonatal and neurological outcomes in the first year of life,” says Dr. Hindiyeh, who was not affiliated with the study. “That’s something novel that we’re learning from this.”

But despite the new insight this work provides, Dr. Hindiyeh believes additional research is necessary to support its findings. (…)

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