Dizziness or lightheadedness can occur at any time during pregnancy. It can make you feel weak and unsteady. Dizziness can be caused by hormonal changes during pregnancy or lowering blood pressure. Some women experience dizziness when they are hungry or exerted. In the first trimester, nausea and morning sickness can make you feel dizzy, while in the second and third trimester, the growing uterus can put pressure on the veins and slow down blood circulation to the body.
Dizziness is common during pregnancy but it can also be a symptom of a medical condition that needs attention. It is always advised to consult a healthcare professional if your dizziness is severe and more regular to rule out any underlying medical condition.
Here are 5 helpful tips to deal with dizziness during pregnancy
1. Drinking plenty of water: Drinking plenty of water will help prevent dehydration which can cause dizziness.
2. Eating healthy foods frequently: Eat foods rich in essential nutrients such iron, protein and vitamins. Eating small meals frequently and taking healthy snacks such as fruits and nuts, this will help prevent low blood sugar.
3. Avoid standing for a long time: Avoid standing for a long time and keep moving when you are standing to increase blood circulation.
4. Standing up slowly: Avoid standing up too quickly when sitting down or lying down to avoid sudden blood pressure drops.
5. Sleeping on the left side of the body: Experts recommend sleeping on the left side as it helps improve blood flow to the baby and prevents the uterus from putting pressure on the liver.
It is also necessary to take your prenatal multivitamins as prescribed. Make out time for yourself and cut back on activities you do not need to do to help you manage stress.
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