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How can I manage dizziness or feeling faint during pregnancy?

 

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Dizziness can occur anytime during middle to late pregnancy.  Here's why it happens:

The hormone progesterone dilates blood vessels so blood tends to pool in the legs.
More blood is also going to your growing uterus. This can cause a drop in blood pressure, especially when changing positions -- and that can make you dizzy. If your blood sugar levels get too low, you may feel faint.

Recommendations:

  • Move around often when standing for long periods of time.
  • Lie on your left side to rest. This helps circulation throughout your body.
  • Avoid sudden movements. Move slowly when standing from a sitting position.
  • Eat regular, small meals throughout the day to prevent low blood sugar.

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