New to 2nd Tri & low blood pressure

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by Jamaris Mummy, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Jamaris Mummy

    Jamaris Mummy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    543
    Likes Received:
    0
    hi ladies,
    today i move over to 2nd tri:)
    I am experiencing low blood pressure, and fainted for the first time in my life 2 nights ago, it really scared me! I get dizzy and headaches often, and the dr just said to drink lots of water..has anyone else experienced this and know of anything else that helps?:shrug:

    thankyou :flower:
     
  2. stouffer

    stouffer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011
    Messages:
    2,856
    Likes Received:
    0
    I had a lot of dizzy almost fainting spells around 14 weeks. It's got a lot better now and hardly happens.

    I don't think there's much you can do about it. Make sure you're eating enough as well as drinking enough because hunger makes it worse.

    The only advice I have is to look for the signs (I had light headed, feeling sick, tingling hands) and make sure you sit down before you faint. If you can lie down that's even better. My midwife says there isn't much more you can do.
     
  3. judd92

    judd92 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    0
    I suffer with it too,just started a thread about it....take care of yourself dear :flower:
     
  4. Jamaris Mummy

    Jamaris Mummy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    543
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks ladies!:) xoxo
     
  5. babytimeee

    babytimeee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2010
    Messages:
    827
    Likes Received:
    0
    I had that when I transitioned into 2nd tri as well! Right around 14 weeks. I had it happen often enough that I learned the warning signs.. it always happened at work (Lowes) so I would just slide gently down the wall (I'm a cashier and ALWAYS at self checkout.. close to the bathroom LOL) and someone would carry me into the break room to drink some water and have something salty.

    My warning signs were REALLY scary to me. Loss of hearing and vision. Racing heart, and tingling limbs. Hope it gets better for you! It did for me!
     
  6. deb.

    deb. WTT for #2 May 2012

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have been feeling super dizzy the whole time, but the past few weeks while at work twice I almost passed out. I was just standing there and all of the sudden got dizzy, my heart was pounding and fast, my eyesight looked like I was staring at a bright light and my hearing felt like it was going away.. it was scary! I sat down for a while and it went away.
    I went in and turns out it's from low blood pressure, my doctor told me it's normal for it to drop during 2nd tri. I was told the same as you, to be sure to drink lots of water, and also to take breaks as often as I need to.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice