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    I've been experiencing a few dizzy spells and had a few of moments where I've had to lie down to avoid fainting this pregnancy, I'm now 15 weeks and over the past 2 weeks it's got a lot better, dr couldn't find a cause, bp and iron were normal, hopefully it will pass soon for you, in the meantime make sure you drink lots and eat regularly.

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    I fainted lots in my 1st pregnancy. Never discovered why. Blood pressure, iron, blood sugar etc all normal.

    Getting lots of rest helped. Stand up slowly. Standing in one spot made it worse.

    I hope you can figure out a cause but it could just pass after you get to 2nd tri.

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    I would very nearly black out when I stood up too fast, for all of my first trimester and into my second. I never fainted but came pretty close, everything would go black and fuzzy and I would have to hold onto something to stay upright. Seconds later it would pass and I'd be fine. I was told low blood pressure. Which can come & go, regardless of what you measure when you're sitting at the GP's.

    Make sure you go from sitting to standing slowly and gradually (ditto for lying etc).

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    If it is low blood pressure I can recommend a salty snack as a quick fix. I have naturally low BP which gets worse with pregnancy and find if I'm feeling light headed a small handful of salted nuts or olives works a treat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    If it is low blood pressure I can recommend a salty snack as a quick fix. I have naturally low BP which gets worse with pregnancy and find if I'm feeling light headed a small handful of salted nuts or olives works a treat.
    This me too. I carry a salt sachet in purse when I am pregnant.

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    I was already sitting when I started to feel faint so it wasn't getting up too fast. I'm just hoping it doesn't continue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    I was already sitting when I started to feel faint so it wasn't getting up too fast. I'm just hoping it doesn't continue.
    Was the room stuffy? That caused it too for me.

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    Room wasn't stuffy. We have a great aircon.

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    So it's confirmed that it's low blood pressure and I've been fainting regularly. I'm 20 weeks now.

    What can I do to avoid it other than stay hydrated, not standing too long etc.

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    I have naturally low blood pressure (standard for me is 90/60). I second a pp's suggestion of salty snacks. I had to take salt tablets for a while in high school as I was fainting often. It did the trick.

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