This is my first pregnancy and am around 7/8 weeks pregnant.
Is it normal to feel lightheaded and faint during early pregnancy? I've been hungry, tired and occasionally feeling sick since around 5 weeks. But only in the last 2 days have I started to feel dizzy and lightheaded.
Yes it can be. Your circulation changes and postural changes in blood pressure become common. Compression socks help (like flight socks), drink plenty and if you think you are going to faint go to ground before you fall. You will feel a prat but you won't get injured
In both pregnancies with me the first trimester brought really bad lightheaded periods. I was alright as long as I sat down on the floor outside usually and it soon went. Just make sure you're not overdoing it and sit if you need to. If you're worried though give your midwife or docs a call and they'll check you over
I had this from about 6weeks - I felt constantly lightheaded and dizzy then had the occasional nausea.. I spoke to the midwife, had my blood pressure taken (more than once now) and all totally fine. I'm just gone 14weeks now and touch wood it's gone completly. I think it's just another symptom for some woman, just like being sick for others. That being said its best to have your blood pressure taken just to be cautious - don't want you actually fainting
I have this - and in last pregnancy. For me it's a combination of low blood pressure (as in 40/80 is fairly common for me) and low blood sugars (I get the shakes, but I'm not diabetic ) Eat salty crisps! (Actually recommended by my GP!) drink lots - avoid driving if you are get black spots.