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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    I'm not sure that it's blood sugar as I've been eating and had lollies.
    How long had it been since you'd been eating?

    I used to get hypo's (low sugar) a couple of hours after eating a high carb meal.

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    Agree with low bp as a possible cause. I had this in both pregnancies and fainted a few times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alliecat89 View Post
    How long had it been since you'd been eating?

    I used to get hypo's (low sugar) a couple of hours after eating a high carb meal.
    Not even 30mins.

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    Yep I fainted many times in both pregnancies. ..low bp for me too.
    My advice is to keep well hydrated and get yourself some compression stockings to help reduce your chances of it happening again.

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    It happened to me during my first pregnancy (out shopping!) then had a couple of close calls with my 2nd. My dr wasn't too concerned, it can just be a blood pressure drop, but if I remember correctly they did check my iron and of course blood pressure checks at routine appointments.
    I'm pregnant with my 3rd and I know if I feel any signs that my blood pressure is dropping, I quickly sit down (ob told me the most dangerous thing about fainting would be hitting something as you fall), then when I feel a bit better, get some air, water and a snack.
    It's not a nice feeling, hope it was a once off for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    Can anything be done about low blood pressure?
    It depends on what is causing the low blood pressure. My DH's is caused by getting up to quickly (not all the time, happens randomly) and not eating right for him (he is hypoglycemic). So it's just a matter of being mindful of those things and trying to avoid doing it. Obviously there are other things that can cause it (illness etc) so depending on what it is that causing it will depend on the treatment.

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    Getting a taxi home then I'll go to the doctors to get a checkup.

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    Iron was good in December and bp was fine (120/78).

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    I had a few blood pressure drops in my first trimester of my second pregnancy, I'd get lightheaded but never fainted. It sorted itself out as the pregnancy progressed though.

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    Hopefully it goes away. Few weeks and I'll be 2nd trimester.


 

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