Although nausea during pregnancy is often dismissed as something you ‘just have to put up’, it can be very debilitating. Whilst it is often referred to as morning sickness, the nausea or vomiting can occur at any time of the day or night and significantly interfere with day to day living. It is thought to affect about 50% of pregnancies and usually occurs between 6 and 16 weeks. Factors that are believed to cause it include the massive hormonal changes that are taking place alongside fatigue, stress and other emotional considerations.
My first memory of migraine was when I was around 8 years old. I had been out on my bike and remember being unable to see clearly. By the time I got home I had the most horrendous pain in my head. I was fortunate that my mum knew what I was experiencing as both her and my grandma suffered with migraine and knew how to reassure me.