Just wanted to share because I think this can be easily overlooked.
On Sunday (10 days post birth) I was admitted to ICU with post natal pre eclampsia. It started with a headache and as I have bp issues I took my pressure at home. It was 169/108 - pretty high. I was admitted to emergency and put on a magnesium drip for 24 hours with constant cardiac monitoring. I've only just started to improve today. My baby girl was admitted to the nursery, she's still there.
I just wanted to share because a seemingly inocuous headache very quickly became something much more serious and potentially life threatening. I was very lucky I went in before having seizures.
If you have a head ache post natally don't write it off, get your bp checked. Especially if you have a history of high bp or pre eclampsia.