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37+3 and feeling dizzy

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Franchini Thu 20-Oct-11 09:17:44

I am 37+3 weeks and this morning on the way to work I felt dizzy as I was driving to work. Then again only worse now I have come into the office.

Anyone else had this weird feeling and what would you reccomend?

FirstTimeMummyToBe Thu 20-Oct-11 11:14:19

Hi im 35+1 and had this a few weeks ago whilst i was out with my partner.

Some lovely ladies on here advised me to always have a drink on me and something sugary (great excuse for chocolate) smile ... i thought i was going to pass out not a nice feeling but everytime i get dizzy i sit down and have a drink.

its only happened once since the first time and was no where near as bad.

Hope this helps and you are feeling better

Franchini Thu 20-Oct-11 11:20:40

Thnaks Firsttime, I have just eaten all my lunch (will be starving later) but still feel a bit weird. Hopefully it will pass.

chocolateyclur Thu 20-Oct-11 11:22:15

Could you be anaemic, or might there be issues with your blood pressure?

To be honest, if it's no better having eaten I would speak to your midwife and don't drive until the feeling has passed. It could be nothing, but better to be safe.

FirstTimeMummyToBe Thu 20-Oct-11 11:27:31

I felt off for the rest of the day but i agree with chocolateyclur if you dont feel better in a bit contact the midwife and go and get your blood pressure checked.

Ohh and stay away from the car smile

dribbleface Thu 20-Oct-11 11:57:54

my dizzyness was caused by anemia. iron tablets prescribed and i felt much better.

stripeymummy Thu 20-Oct-11 15:54:41

Hi OP,
I had a dizzy spell the other day (I'm 37+1) and mentioned it to my obs today. He thought it was either low BP, which I generally have, or that the uterus was pressing on an artery causing restricted blood flow to the brain (or the low BP). As it was not a regular occurrence he wasn't unduly concerned. But if you start getting them regularly I'd get in touch with your MW.

I think it's probably one of the joys of the 3rd trimester hmm. I lay down for 15mins with my feet up on pillows and felt fine for the rest of the day.

Hope you're feeling better smile

Franchini Fri 21-Oct-11 09:47:56

Thanks all - feeling better today - you are right probably one of those things!

scepticalexpat Fri 21-Oct-11 15:07:46

I had quite a bit of dizziness a few weeks ago, and my doctor suggested either snacking more often (which I was convinced wasn't the problem) and/or making sure to drink more fluids. I've been making a conscious effort to drink more water ever since and the dizziness has cleared up - could be worth a try if it comes back? She was going to run some tests if the dizziness didn't stop, though, so worth keeping an eye on.

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