Light headed and feel like fainting.....

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  1. 2yrsandwaiting

    2yrsandwaiting Mom of 2 beautiful DD

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    Has or is anyone extremely light headed and feel like fainting? If so do you know what the cause is/was?


    thanks!
     
  2. PAgal

    PAgal Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry, this is very common in early pregnancy! Beginning a week into pregnancy, your entire circulatory system increases its capacity, increasing your blood volume to account for baby. Your blood pressure lowers, which causes the dizziness--there is less oxygen going to your brain. I've read this eases up by 2nd tri because your body will be done producing the extra blood:)

    You will likely also get short of breath, because your lungs are operating full force, and you're breathing in 40-50% more air into your body. It's all for good of baby though!
     
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    magicbubble Well-Known Member

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    i find it helps me if i eat something - normally just a bowl of cereal. even if idont want it. ive been getting like that a lot and shakes that last all day!
     
  4. Jules

    Jules Mummy of 1 Girl & 1 Boy

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    Low blood pressure? I've been feeling like this this and my MW said my blood pressure was on the low side and to make sure i was drinking lots of fluids and if i felt dizzy or faint to make sure i sat down and also not to stand up too fast etc. I was the same with my first pregnancy too.
     
  5. Lawhra

    Lawhra NowProudMumOfTwo!!

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    Low blood pressure here too. Saw my midwife today and I quote "your blood pressure is very low" which explains why I have nearly fainted a couple of times and been light headed.
    It is quite common.
     
  6. 2yrsandwaiting

    2yrsandwaiting Mom of 2 beautiful DD

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    Thanks ladies, i guess i just have to be careful for the next couple weeks.
     
  7. s_johnson

    s_johnson Well-Known Member

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    :wacko:I hope it ends soon! Im sick of it!
     

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