Sudden weakness and dizziness may occur during pregnancy causing insecurity and alarming prospective parents. Let’s see what are the causes and possible remedies.

The typical dizziness during pregnancy may present with different symptoms, depending on the person and the pregnancy itself from a simple light-headed, impromptu, to frequent dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting and even fainting. All of these symptoms, lived in a more or less intense, causing discomfort and often alarming prospective parents who do not know exactly what is happening to the mother and her baby. Actually there is nothing to worry about, these large or small hassles are part of the many changes faced by the female body during the period of pregnancy.

During the first few months in fact the action of hormones, especially progesterone, affect the body causing a vasodilation, to encourage a greater flow of blood to the uterus, the which also flows more slowly and, therefore, lowers blood pressure often causing dizziness. During the last weeks of pregnancy instead of the cause of these dizzy be sought in the growth of the uterus , which comes to press in the abdomen, hindering the blood flow and indirectly on the heart and lungs, causing palpitations and fatigue. How to prevent or avoid the dizziness The fact that it is a normal phenomenon during pregnancy does not mean that we must resign ourselves passively to endure this discomfort. In many cases, in fact, thanks to some practical steps we can try to prevent vertigo and dizziness.


First, do not forget to make frequent and light snacks throughout the day, eating it at least 5 or 6 times a day you make sure you always have the right requirements energy without straining hard to digest in pregnancy. During pregnancy also the sweat glands increase their production of sweat, then you will need to replenish lost fluids by drinking more water than usual (about 2 liters per day) to maintain proper hydration. Even the rest it is very important to fight the dizziness and the overall well being of the mother and baby: be careful when you go to sleep to lie down always on the left side to promote blood circulation and the return of venous blood to the heart. Finally avoids to make sudden movements, especially when you get up from bed, which could trigger vertigo or dizziness for the rapid change of position that obstructs the flow of blood to the brain.

How to react if we realize that we are going to faint? First, let’s not panic, in most cases it is sufficient to sit and drink a glass of sugar water to avoid losing consciousness. For your safety and that of the baby, at the first sign of an impending fainting (dizziness, vertigo) do not hesitate to sit immediately, to avoid injury. Raise your legs also to facilitate blood flow back to the heart and brain. If you suspect that these dizziness or fainting may hide a different cause or if they are particularly frequent, do not hesitate to contact your doctor or gynecologist, during pregnancy, it is best not to underestimate any alarm bells.