Some women experience changes in their bodies during pregnancy, some major and some not. Some bodily changes will be experienced for the first time while others might appear to be rather peculiar. For example, some women might develop allergies to dogs or cats while others might have strong cravings for fish or honey. So it should come as no surprise if you experience an ocular migraine during pregnancy.
Trying to predict the occurrence of an ocular migraine is difficult, but being able to identify the symptoms will make handling it much simpler. As a pregnant woman, be comforted as the ocular migraine is very common and at most times not harmful.
When a woman becomes pregnant, her body will go through changes as her hormones shift. This change in hormone levels alters the flow of blood in her body, which in turn can impact the neurological activities taking place. We know from biology that all neurological activities are linked to the brain. The changes in these activities can sometimes affect (but not damage) the part of the brain responsible for vision. Ocular migraines are pretty easy to spot if you know what you’re looking for. If you see zigzag-like waves in your vision when you cover one eye and then repeat the process with the other eye, chances are you’re experiencing an ocular migraine. These types of migraines usually only affect one eye at a time and they typically last for 20-40 minutes.
These migraines shouldn’t have any negative effect on the birth of your newborn in most cases. You might have some problems with your vision intermittently, but it’s unlikely that you’ll experience any pain or nausea. I’m not a medical professional, so I can’t give you any medical advice here. However, if you have these vision problems more frequently or they’re very intense, you should visit an eye doctor.