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rozzerz Tue 15-Dec-15 11:11:56

Hi, it's my first pregnancy and I've a traditional December rotten cold. I've been feeling dizzy and had to come home from work - scared I'll fall and hurt the wee guy! Should I be worried? Or is it just bebecause I'm run down and not sleeping too well? Thanks!

sepa Tue 15-Dec-15 11:14:54

I had dizziness/light headedness a while ago and went to Drs. The pee test thing (for infections etc) came back fine. The dr told me to drink more water and since I have upped it I don't get the dizziness/light headedness

wellthatdidntgotoplan Tue 15-Dec-15 11:17:48

For me it was dehydration and low blood pressure that caused the dizziness. I'd recommend drinking plenty and getting up very slowly. Rest up.

rozzerz Tue 15-Dec-15 11:19:45

Thanks. I probably do need to drink more water at work. I'm on my feet all day and don't always get proper breaks.

Misskatie123456 Tue 15-Dec-15 12:19:10

Get some iron tablets could be abit anemic. I had it with my daughter I fainted and was so scared I never went out alone xx

lornathewizzard Tue 15-Dec-15 15:38:49

Fainting/dizziness is common in pregnancy but not nice! Low blood pressure was a cause for me, although I had low BP and have previously fainted before I was pregnant also.
Make sure you're not too hot, that you're eating well/regularly and drinking plenty. I used to eat ready salted crisps as I think the salt is meant to help.
If you're worried about anaemia the GP or midwife can check iron levels for you.

GoApeShit Tue 15-Dec-15 16:46:50

Drink more water and eat a little something (healthy!) every two hours. Worked for me.

deathb4decaf Tue 15-Dec-15 16:50:00

Was low blood pressure and a bit of anaemia for me too

rozzerz Wed 16-Dec-15 11:06:40

Thanks everyone! I'm back at the midwife next week and getting (yet more) blood tests done anyway so I'll mention it to her then. In the meantime I shall try to get regular breaks so I can eat and drink.

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