Dizziness During Pregnancy

December 30, 2009


Dizziness is common during pregnancy. Pregnancy causes diminished blood pressure and blood sugar changes which can result in dizziness. Anemia can also cause dizziness.

Preventing Dizziness During Pregnancy

  • Keep food in your stomach, avoiding long periods between meals. Snacking can help keep your blood sugar even as can making sure you are eating adequate amounts of protein.
  • Get up slowly from a sitting or lying position.
  • Avoid standing for long periods of time. Make sure to keep your feet moving to stimulate circulation.
  • Avoid lying on your back after the middle of your second trimester.
  • Dress comfortably and avoid restrictive clothing.
  • Make sure you are getting adequate iron in your diet.

When You Should Call Your Doctor

  • You are having any bleeding or spotting
  • You are having blurred vision, headaches or palpitation with the dizziness.


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