Ailments, like headaches, during pregnancy can be frustrating, especially if you are trying to avoid pain relievers like Ibuprofen. There are a few ways you can soothe a headache during pregnancy with items you can find in your home.
1. Stay Hydrated
Sometimes headaches can be caused by mild dehydration, try drinking a couple glasses of room temperature water to soothe your pounding head. Cold water can potentially further aggravate a headache.
If you’re sick of water, try our Bundle Organics juices for a delicious alternative to plain ole water that offers a boost of important vitamins and nutrients.
2. Drink Tea
A warm cup of tea can be heaven-sent when it comes to a headache. Ginger tea is often recommended for nausea but you may not know that it is also helpful in relieving headaches. Even if you do not have ginger tea on hand, try our Organic Citrus Ginger Pregnancy Tea, which includes ginger, lemon, and orange.
3. Have a Healthy Snack
Vitamins like B2 and Magnesium can be helpful in quelling a bad headache. Reach for a banana, multigrain toast, nuts, or dark chocolate to help get a boost of both vitamins. If you’re also experiencing nausea (we’re sorry!), try bone broth, or a Bundle Organics juice.
4. Take a Nap
Maybe this isn’t always possible, but we agree with this ecard (below). Most people will understand if they know you are pregnant and have a headache. A power nap will provide you some much needed energy and hopefully will soothe some of your symptoms.
5. Try Temperature Remedies
A warm compress often works because the heat relaxes muscles, tension can be the cause of a lot of headaches. Similarly, a warm bath can relax your entire body, including your head. A cold compress can have a numbing effect, if the warm compress or bath are not relaxing to you.
This may sound like the last thing you want to do when you have a headache but if you’ve tried other remedies a boost of endorphins may be just the thing to cure your ailment. Even light exercise like a jog or aerobics can help release endorphins, which inhibit pain and elevate your mood.