Planning for Pregnancy with Migraine

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Key Questions
  • Before a woman gets pregnant, what changes should she make in how she manages her migraines?
  • Do migraines tend to get worse or better during pregnancy?
  • What’s the safest way to treat a migraine attack once you are already pregnant – by trimester?
Interview Notes

Find more about Matthew Robbins, MD and his work here:

Matthew Robbins, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology and Residency Program Director
Weill Cornell Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital

Dr. Matthew Robbins completed his B.S. from Yale University, his M.D. from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, and his neurology residency and headache fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, where he remained on faculty for nearly a decade. In 2018 he joined the department of neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital as the neurology residency program director and associate professor of neurology. For the American Headache Society (AHS), he is the secretary on the executive board, directs all resident education programming, and is a resident and fellow section editor for Headache. He has won the Members’ Choice award for the best publication in Headache, the Above and Beyond award from the AHS, and an AB Baker Teacher Recognition Award from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). He has led organizational initiatives related to headache, including guidelines and quality measures. He is a graduate of the Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum of the AAN, where he has also served as an adviser.

Dr. Robbins regularly presents at national and international meetings, and has published widely on topics including headache procedures, headache in pregnancy and the elderly, cluster headache, new daily persistent headache, unusual forms of migraine aura, and neurologic education.

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