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Q&A: Dizziness During Pregnancy

Anne Sommers, Licensed Midwife


Q I'm 30 weeks pregnant as of today and recently I've been too warm, but today that seems worse AND I've had several dizzy spells. I don't think I'm dehydrated and I've heard dizziness is common - but is it a 3rd trimester symptom as well as a 1st, what causes it, and what should I do to help relieve it? Thanks!

A Dizziness can happen in any trimester. It can be caused by high or low blood pressure or anemia. Your health practitioner can rule out these conditions. It is also a sign of adrenal insufficiency. You can nutritionally supplement your diet to improve your health in that area. Among other nutrients, vitamin Bs and C are helpful in aiding compromised adrenals and anemia. Pregnant women naturally are very warm. Their body is working hard in order to grow a baby. That is normal.

Anne Sommers

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Anne Sommers, LM is a Licensed Midwife in Southern California and founder of Agape Perinatal Consultation & Birthing Services. Anne has attended and personally delivered hundreds of beautiful bouncing babies in some very wonderful and natural settings -- like in the water! She has appeared on various Southern California radio and cable television shows, talked to birth organizations, was editor for several child birth publications and was the owner, editor and publisher of "Mom" Magazine, a quarterly publication in circulation for over seven years. She completed Seattle Midwifery School's Challenge Process and the NARM exam (supervised by the California Medical Board) qualifying her for midwifery licensure. Anne actually made history as noted in the Orange County Register for being one of Southern California's first Licensed Midwives. She is also the mother of two children, born at home, with the attendance of midwives. The Baby Corner The Baby Corner - The Magazine for Expecting & New Parents

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Chrizelda Aug 17, 2005 02:21:20 PM ET

I dont know if im pregnant or not but i have been feeling dizzy for the last 2 weeks. With my first 2 pregnancy in the first 3 months i were also dizzy.

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