Fainting and Dizziness During Pregnancy
Many women feel dizzy or lightheaded when pregnant. Typically this is not something to worry about and usually the result of rapidly rising levels of blood pumping through your body. During pregnancy our bodies undergo many remarkable changes. Women's hearts are capable of pumping more than double the normal capacity of blood throughout the body. The circulatory system also expands to accommodate your growing uterus and baby.
During pregnancy women's blood pressure typically rises and falls. During mid pregnancy the blood pressure may drop significantly, only to rise to its normal level by about the time of delivery. All of these changes can contribute to dizziness or lightheadedness.
You have probably been told more than once to take it easy during pregnancy. Your best bet for combating lightheadedness and dizziness is in fact, taking it easy. You'll want to be sure
at 12:35 AM on May. 2, 2009