Headaches in Pregnancy and Postpartum

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

April 22, 2022

Document Type


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

To provide updated evidence-based recommendations for the evaluation and treatment of primary and secondary headaches in pregnancy and postpartum.

Target Patient Population

Pregnant and postpartum patients with a history of or experiencing primary or new secondary headaches

Target Provider Population

OBGYNs, family practitioners and other providers caring for pregnant and postpartum patients

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Adult

Health Care Settings


Intended Users

Nurse, nurse midwife, physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant


Diagnosis, Assessment and screening, Treatment, Management

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D006261 - Headache, D049590 - Postpartum Period


pregnancy, postpartum, headache

Source Citation

Headaches in Pregnancy and Postpartum, Obstetrics & Gynecology: May 2022 - Volume 139 - Issue 5 - p 944-972
doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000004766