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how can i manage dizziness in pregnancy?

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Dr. Felecia Dawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Get a diagnosis.: Make sure your dizziness is not due to some problem with your heart, dehydration, or the side effect of a medication. Once those are ruled out by a physician, pay attention to when it happens. Sometimes if a pregnant stands up too rapidly or stands in one place too long, she can get dizzy. Make sure you do not lay on your back because the baby/uterus can compress your aorta and lead to fainting.
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Determine cause: Two serious causes for dizziness need to be evaluated: hypertension and diabetes. If these are not present, then it is probably due to poor blood flow to the brain. Blood pools in the legs and abdomen. Keep your legs up and take your time when standing to allow blood to get to your brain. Some have migraine attacks with spasm of arterial flow to the brain. Get a thorough medical evaluation.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is dizziness a symptom of pregnant?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Maybe yes: A woman of childbearing age who has some nausea (with or without vomiting), some fatigue (feeling tired), a sharper/stronger sense of smell, mild soreness and mild swelling of her breasts, and maybe some food aversions and food cravings . . . Could be pregnant. Symptoms can occur before missing a period. Dizziness can happen with some women who have nausea and fatigue.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is dizziness common in pregnancy?

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Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: It's very common. Tell your doctor, so you can rule out dangerous conditionns. Try drinking lots of water and eat regular meals.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to feel dizzy in pregnancy?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Because of vascular changes blood pressure drops, and can drop suddenly if stand too quickly or on feet long time. If you find that the room is actually spinning, that is not normal and should be evaluated.
A 19-year-old member asked:

Do you feel dizzy when first pregnant?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Many women do: Dizzyness or lightheadedness is quite common during pregnancy. Early in pregnancy, because many women experience nausea whichs limits oral intake, the dizzyness may be a bit worse due to the tendency to be dehydrated. When you feel dizzy, you should sit down or lie down until it passes. Keeping yourself well hydrated will help minimize these episodes.
Portsmouth, VA
A 22-year-old female asked:

Why do I keep getting dizzy during my pregnancy?

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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Getting dizzy: Pregnancy can impact women in many different ways which can result in nausea , vomiting and dizziness . None the less u gynecologist , may be able give u more information.

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