Posted in Parent's Health, Postpartum Recovery, Pregnancy & Childbirth

Multi-day headache postpartum?

Anonymous

I just had my LO three weeks ago, and for the last 3 days I’ve had some pain and sensitivity on my left ear and left side of the head. I read headaches are common postpartum, but I don’t know if this is normal. I’d hate to deal with arranging a doc appt and taking my baby to the doc where other people may be sick to only be told it’s just a common postpartum issue and to take Tylenol. Any one else had a headache last several days postpartum?

  • Sarah
    Feb 21

    It might be due to the after effects of your epidural (if you had one). I’d call the nurse line and ask. You never know! I had shallow breathing right after and wasn’t sure if that was serious but called just in case and I ended up needing a blood transfusion that saved my life.

  • Rachel
    Feb 23

    Try acupuncture! I had the same thing happen. Sorry mama :(