I'm 30 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child and have recently felt so dizzy it's like being drunk, Has anyone else suffered this?
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Emily - posted on 02/17/2009
i had similar problem, and was diagnosed with something called "sinkable episodes" where the baby is pressing on blood vessles and due to the position in which they are in they cut of the amount of blood getting to your heart, which in turn makes your blood pressure drop - hence getting dizzy - not saying that it is happening with you, but perhaps worth getting checked out. Laying down on youe left side is also better when pregnant as it help increase the blood flow, where as layin on your right side puts extra pressure on your heart.
Liana - posted on 02/20/2009
Thanks everyone I managed to see the Dr and it turns out I'm suffering from exhaustion and a viral infection I've been told a few days bed rest (not likely to happen with my 2 kids running around) and they gave me some anti sickness pills to help with the dizzyness.
Amanda - posted on 02/17/2009
Sounds like your dehydrated I had severe dehydration when I was pregnant with my second I was hospitalized twice. You know those 24 oz fast food cups you need to drink like 6 of those a day. You will end up living in the bathroom but it will help. Dehydration can cause contrations. So if you start to feel that way grab a big class of water lay on your right side and relax! : )
Liana - posted on 02/17/2009
I've had a glucose tolerance test and been tested for iron deficiency both came back clear. It is worse late at night and first thing in the morning and if I get tired in the day. Drinking water does help but I seem to have developed acid reflux with it so I'm having to eat little and often. I do try to rest but with 2 kids running round and it's half term at the moment I never seem to be able to sit for long.
Thanks everyone for the advice though.
Amber - posted on 02/17/2009
I had that problem later with my first pregnancy and I was working and ended up passing out at work. The doctor told me i needed to stay off my feet and rest more and i eventually got put on bed rest. I know you have other children and its hard but resting is the best thing try to stay off your feet as much as possible!! and when you feel dizzy lay on your left side with your legs up on a pillow. i am now pregnant with my second one and i got the dizziness in my first trimester which i thought was weird but it is actually common!! Just take care of yourself and make sure you eat regularly i hope it gets better i know the feelin and its not good!! take care of yourself and congrats!!!
Zowie - posted on 02/17/2009
hi i felt like this when i was about 19 weeks pregnant with my second child i felt like i had been out drinking all night but the midwife and doctors told me my blood pressure was really low and this was the cause of it so they said just slow down and take more time to get up if i had been sitting or lying in same position 4 a long time hope this helps zowie
Leslie - posted on 02/17/2009
It's probably just a sign that you should take a rest and relax for a few minutes. If it continues, I would check with Doc that you don't have a UTI, It's common during pregnancy, but the symptoms are different. You don't usually get the burning during urination and pelvic pain, just the dizziness and sometimes confusion.
Adjoa Anita - posted on 02/17/2009
Hey. I had this problem near the begining of my pregnancy. At about 9 weeks. I couldnt even get up or move my head or id end up falling and throwing up. It was really horrible. I fainted and then had to go to hospital. They gave me some tablets to help. And also said i had a lack of iron so put me on iron tablets. Good luck and hope you feel better.
Krissy - posted on 02/17/2009
I had the same problem through my third pregnancy. Mine was caused by lack of oxygen. I had trouble breathing because the baby took up so much room in my torso and pushed on my lungs. I had to go on an inhaler for six months until I gave birth.
Andrea-Jayne [AJay Jimajay] - posted on 02/17/2009
its a common problem for many women in the third tremester. its just your body telling you to rest. so yes, as rachelle said, sit down for a while and put your feet up, definatly drink water and have a snack. its nothing to worry about, as long as nothing else happens, such as passing out, or commonly feeling faint and nausious.
when do you find you get these dizzy spells? is it after doing housework, or running around after the children. if you can find out when they are likely to happen and just try to calm it down a bit, that way you can tell if its you overdoing it or if it may be something else.
Rachelle - posted on 02/17/2009
I have! Its not very fun, that's for sure. It recently happened to my friend who is 25-ish weeks, too (I'm at 31 myself) while she was driving home with her other child. For me, I just lay down, drink some water and try to eat something with a little sugar in it (fruits are good). It passes almost as fast as it comes on. Thankfully, though, it hasn't been frequent for me, only two times in the last month.
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