Criteria for PDPH
1 Headache that occurred after mobilization
2 Aggravated by erect or sitting position and coughing, sneezing or straining
3 Relieved by lying flat
4 Mostly localized in occipital, frontal or generalized
Criteria for Severity of PDPH
No pain  
Mild No limitation of activity and no treatment required
Moderate limited activity and regular analgesics required
Severe confined to bed, anorexic and unable to feed the baby
Table 1: PDPH and its severity assessment.