Migraine in pregnancy linked with complications

Miscarriage and pregnancy-associated hypertension appear more common, results suggest

Pregnant women with migraine headaches are more likely to have miscarriage and pregnancy-associated hypertension, and their babies are at risk for complications early after birth, a large study suggests.

Woman with headache

Using Danish registries, researchers identified 23,000 pregnant women with migraine and compared them with 228,000 pregnant women without migraine.

Nearly 8% of women with migraine had pregnancy-associated hypertension disorders and 11.3% had miscarriages, whereas those rates were 5% and 10.3%, respectively, in women