Dizziness in pregnancy, what can it be?

Expert answer:

Pregnancy dizziness is a common symptom and occurs due to changes in blood pressure caused by the hormones (estrogen and progesterone) that occurred at this stage, or as a result of hypoglycemia caused by low blood sugar and brain levels due to poor food.

However, in situations where dizziness is very frequent or accompanied by other signs and symptoms such as confusion, fainting, tremors, cold sweats, pain or bleeding, seek emergency medical attention.

The dizziness that usually occurs in pregnancy can be alleviated with the habit of feeding more often, every three hours, with light and nutritious foods, such as fruit (between mealtimes). Drinking more liquids, especially on hot days and more thorough physical activity, is also important. You should always try to get up more slowly and lie down, first sit on the bed, wait a few minutes, and then stand. This is important to allow the adjustment of blood pressure to the standing position and improve blood flow to the brain, avoiding dizziness from falling blood pressure due to change in position (postural hypotension).

If the pregnant woman feels dizzy, she should try to sit down as fast as possible and lower her head between her legs. If possible, you should lie down because this position helps improve blood flow to the brain, avoiding falls. It is also important to always have some kind of food available (cookie or fruit) in case you can not feed yourself at the appropriate times to prevent dizziness due to hypoglycaemia.

The obstetrician is the doctor appointed to advise on the changes that have occurred during pregnancy.