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Dizziness is characterised by a sensation of feeling vague, unsteady and fainting. Dizziness
gives you a delusion that your surroundings are moving and you are wavering around, which
is mainly called vertigo. So, dizziness in pregnancy is very common. There are lots of
reasons behind dizziness in pregnancy.
In early pregnancy, there are some reason behind dizziness and those are –
● Hormonal changes – As soon as you become pregnant, your hormone levels change
to help increase the blood flow in your body. This helps the baby develop in utero.
Increased blood flow can cause your blood pressure to change. Often, your blood
pressure will drop during pregnancy, also known as hypotension
Low blood pressure can cause you to feel dizzy, especially when moving from lying
down or sitting to standing.
Your doctor will check your blood pressure at your prenatal appointments to monitor
your blood pressure. Generally, lower blood pressure is not a cause for concern and
it will return to normal levels after pregnancy.
● Hyperemesis gravidarum – you may face extreme nausea and vomiting in your
pregnancy that is called hyperemesis gravidarum . In the initial phase of pregnancy
these things happen because of alteration of hormone levels. If you suffer from this
health issue severely then you should contact the doctor immediately as this may
lead to weight loss and dizziness which will welcome other problems as well.
To cure this condition, your doctor may:
1. recommend a healthy balanced diet.
2. May hospitalise you in case of dehydration
3. Prescribe necessary medications.
Ectopic pregnancy- ectopic pregnancy can be another cause of dizziness. Ectopic
pregnancy is basically implantation of zygote outside the uterus like in peritoneal space or in
the fallopian tube. It’s not a potential pregnancy but it may cause excessive vaginal bleeding,
and it may also cause dizziness as a result of excessive bleeding.
In mid-pregnancy (13-28 weeks) , some reason behind dizziness in pregnancy are-
● Pressure on your uterus – you may also experience dizziness because of pressure on
your uterus . In mid-pregnancy it can be seen, as the expected baby is growing. Try
not to lie on your back as it can block the blood flow from the lower part of your body
to your heart and can cause dizziness.
● Gestational diabetes – you may feel dizzy because of gestational diabetes if your
blood sugar goes down. Your Gynecologist may recommend you to test for
gestational diabetes in your mid-pregnancy and if you test positive then you may
have to monitor blood glucose level regularly. Doctors may also advise you to stick to
a strict diet and exercise plan. You can also keep candies as handy.
In late pregnancy (29-40 weeks) , the reason behind dizziness in pregnancy are –
● Anemia – If you are suffering from anemia in your pregnancy. Then, chances of
getting dizziness is prevalent .
● Dehydration – Dehydration can lead you towards dizziness. Because dehydration
later in pregnancy generates more thrust in you , which further leads you to
dehydration. That’s why it is advised to drink more water and water containing foods.
[1]
How to deal with this dilemma of dizziness?
There are various possible ways to get rid of this dizziness when you are going through
pregnancy. And, you should try to follow these advice to avoid certain mishappenings in your
life. Those advices are –
● Try not to stand for long periods.
● Keep moving while you are standing to enhance your blood circulation level.
● Whenever you’re trying to get up or lie down , do it slowly so that you should not lose
control over yourself.
● Try not to lie down on your back after 3 months of pregnancy
● Try to control your blood sugar by eating healthy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
● Keep yourself hydrated by drinking lots of water.
● Wear loose and comfortable dresses to avoid discomfort.
● Regularly take medications and therapeutic supplements as per advised by your
doctor to treat certain disorders that cause dizziness.[2]
What to do if you feel dizzy when you are pregnant?
If you feel dizzy or you could sensitize that you are going to faint then , you should follow the
following instructions to prevent any further damage or loss.
● Sit or lie down and lower your head
● Breathe deep for a longer time
● Lose your wearables if they are tight
● Open windows and make space airy and breathable or you should leave the clumsy
area
● eat iron rich foods [2]
References
1. Healthline, What Causes Dizziness in Pregnancy? , healthline, 7th march, 2019
2. Americanpregnancy.org , “ Dizziness During Pregnancy” , Americanpregnancy.org ,
26th june,2020

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