Headache and neurological disease in pregnancy

Christy F. Pearce, Wendy F. Hansen

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A review of the approach in pregnancy to a very commonly encountered neurological disorder (headache), along with less commonly encountered neurological entities that none the less deserve the obstetrician's attention. Definitions of specific disorders and differential diagnoses are reviewed, along with treatment options and pregnancy-associated morbidities. Headache is reviewed first including the common primary headaches migraine and tension-type headache. The disabling neurological disorders-multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and spinal cord injury are grouped due to common morbidities affecting pregnancy. Finally, Bell palsy is also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)810-828
Number of pages19
JournalClinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2012


  • Bell palsy in pregnancy
  • cerebral palsy in pregnancy
  • headache in pregnancy
  • multiple sclerosis in pregnancy
  • spinal cord injury in pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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