Well I hadn't really told the office but they all know now!! I fainted at work today, was out for around 5 minutes. Work called an ambulance and they checked me over and said I was fine. My question is do I need to phone/inform my midwife? This is my second episode of fainting.
How many weeks are you? I would probably mention it to your midwife and book yourself in with the GP too. It's not uncommon in pregnancy but obviously there is a risk you could injure yourself and it needs looking in to.
Definitely tell your midwife and book yourself into see a GP. I had a couple of episodes during my last pregnancy - low blood pressure. And please be careful! One of my fainting episodes happened while I was holding a kettle of boiling water - it was not nice!
My blood pressure goes through the floor when I'm pregnant and I often faint (mostly because I'm still so sick and have vasovagal syncope but BP doesn't help). Best thing to do is to drink plenty of water to bolster the blood pressure but definitely still get checked out in case it is iron/ferritin levels as well as low BP. Hope you're feeling better soon.
I've had bloods done and iron is apparently fine. I have two DS's from a previous relationship and never fainted with them. And I'm not really a fainter normally!! When the paramedics checked me over my blood pressure went down when I stood up. And I am finding that when I stand I feel very dizzy. Not really feeling like I want to eat either which probably isn't helping.
When the paramedics checked me over my blood pressure went down when I stood up. And I am finding that when I stand I feel very dizzy. This was exactly what happened to me in my last pregnancy. I had three episodes between 12-20 weeks and then was fine. I have low blood pressure anyway and I think that your blood pressure drops lower as the placenta forms...