The incidence and etiology of postpartum headaches: a prospective cohort study.

@article{Goldszmidt2005TheIA,
  title={The incidence and etiology of postpartum headaches: a prospective cohort study.},
  author={Eric Goldszmidt and Ralph Kern and Alan Chaput and Alison Macarthur},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={2005},
  volume={52 9},
  pages={971-7}
}
PURPOSE We sought to determine the incidence, etiology, characteristics and risk factors for all headaches in the first week postpartum. METHODS This was a prospective cohort study of 985 women delivering over a three-month period in a single tertiary-care institution. These women underwent a structured interview and follow-up to collect demographic data and to assess for the presence and characteristics of postpartum headache (PPHa) or neck/shoulder pain. All headaches were diagnosed using… CONTINUE READING

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