During the first trimester, some pregnant woman may feel dizziness, nausea, feel faint if you stand for too long or get up quickly, caused by low blood pressure. The fall of blood pressure is liked to the hormone progesterone that relaxes the walls of your blood vessel. This may occur during your first trimester and second trimester and its normal as 3/4 pregnant woman have dizziness and headache.
However during second and third trimester, the growing womb can put pressure on the blood vessels that is also another reason for dizziness.
Other reason could be:
1. Stand up too quickly that the blood did not quick enough to reach the brain which is also known as ‘postural hypotension’
2. laying down for too long that led to low blood pressure
3. Fasting or not eating anything for a while lead to low blood sugar
4. Dehydrated or you are too hot
5. Deficiency of iron in the blood
How to stop feeling dizzy?
a. Identifying what makes you dizzy does help.
If you are standing up, sit down so that you will not fall over and hope it could reduce the dizziness. Then try to get up slowly even you are in a rush to allow the dizziness to pass.
If you are sitting or laying down, roll on to your side. It helps your heart to pump around your body easily.
b. Eat a little but frequent
Dizziness maybe a sign the body is telling you that it need energy boost. If in an hour or two you have not been taking anything, please go for a quick and healthy snack to boost you blood sugar levels.
c. Stay hydrated
Drink plenty of water, fruit juice or decaffeinated drinks to ensure you are not hydrated.
Is this dizziness during pregnancy dangerous?
Although it is normal during pregnancy which is commonly linked to the changes in a woman’s body, but it should not be taken lightly.
Take care when you feel dizzy so as to avoid falling by sit or lie down until the feeling has passed.
Always be sure to report any fainting, light-headiness to the nurse or doctor during your prenatal visits.
When should you be seeing a doctor?
You should seek your doctor or go straight to the general hospital if dizziness become too often and persistent that makes you faint, blurred vision or palpitations. The could be some other illness that may have a negative effect on your pregnancy or its a part of being pregnant. That is why if you have any concern, the best person to go to is the doctor.
Planing to conceive is a period where you are to be ready mentally and physically to go through pregnancy period. Do some research or ask experienced friend for information and what to expect during pregnancy. Apart from that, you can also check on Eating Healthy during pregnancy for baby growth and maternal health
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