Migraine in pregnancy and lactation

Neurol Sci. 2014 May;35 Suppl 1:61-4. doi: 10.1007/s10072-014-1744-2.


Migraine in pregnancy can cause considerable concern to both patient and doctor, particularly if migraine starts for the first time during pregnancy or if the woman has her first attack with aura. There is often confusion regarding which medicines are safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding, leaving many women unable to control their attacks effectively. This paper reviews the diagnosis as well as the management of migraine, which is similar to the non-pregnant state, with a few exceptions.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lactation / drug effects
  • Lactation / physiology*
  • Migraine Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Migraine Disorders / drug therapy
  • Migraine Disorders / physiopathology*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis*
  • Pregnancy Complications / drug therapy
  • Pregnancy Complications / physiopathology*