Dizziness or feeling faint is a normal symptom during pregnancy. It is more common in the first trimester, but it may also be prevalent throughout your pregnancy.
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hormones. Until your blood volume expands to fill them, you may experience occasional dizziness. Lower blood pressure due to your rapidly expanding circulatory system also may play a role. Avoid ...
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Is it unusual to feel lightheaded during pregnancy? What exactly might cause me to feel lightheaded, and what can I do about it? When should I call my doctor or midwife?
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* I'm dizzy -- why? * What can I do to relieve dizziness? * Are these waves dangerous? * When should I call my doctor or midwife?
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Fainting often occurs during pregnancy as the blood pools in the lower body leaving the brain temporarily deprived of oxygen.
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A sudden loss of tone may result in the feeling of dizziness and perhaps even a brief loss of consciousness (passing out), because the loss of pressure sends less blood to the brain and central ...
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These normal symptoms, most common in the first trimester, have multiple causes.
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I am 8 wks. 1 day preggo, and I feel like I'm dizzy all the time! At first I thought it was caused from Iron pills that my doc. had me on, so I called them and they ok'd me to come off of them. but I ...
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