New to the Third Trimester and Dizzy, WHY?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Your blood pressure could be low? Do you have a monitor at home to check it? The baby is probably also crowding your lung capacity (I know mine is). There are so many things going on with our bodies with these new babies! Dizziness is definitely a common pregnancy symptom!

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

TaurianDoll:  Seeing spots is partially what prompted my doctor to have me more closely monitored. I ended up being borderline pre-eclamptic (which turned into pre-e) and was put on bed rest. I know dizzyness is common, so it’s most likely nothing, but I still think it’s worth a call to your doctor. They just say to keep an eye on how your feeling, or maybe they’ll want you to come in for a quick BP check, but at least it will be on their radar. Better safe than sorry 🙂

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  GingerBaby.
Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

TaurianDoll:  Get it checked out.  Blood pressure issues can be serious (even fatal) during pregnancy.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

I’m only in the first trimester, but what you’re describing doesn’t sound like normal dizziness to me.  I would call your doctor ASAP.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You’ll feel so much better once you talk to your doctor! I’ve gotten dizzy every once in a while but not as much as you describe (and I’m right around the same time as you at 28 weeks tomorrow). Good luck! 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

im almost done with the 2nd tri at 25 weeks.  

I noticed if I lay flat or mostly flat on my back I get what you mentioned, which is normal. I feel pressure in my chest cavity through my neck up to myears.  My BP has been 110s/low 70s

the dizziness was more 1st tri for me but if I do get it it feels like when an elevator is stopping on a floor that weird sinking/lift feeling or a quick lightheaded ness. 

When I get a BH or baby is high I get temporary feeling of pressure on my diaphragm. expecting that to get worse. 

definitely wouldn’t hurt for you to call A doc just for piece of mind. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

BellaDee: When you lay flat on your back, the pressure from baby compresses your vena cava (vein that returns blood to your heart) thus impeding proper blood flow. This can make you dizzy and drop your blood pressure, so changing positions slowly should help. 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  Lizzy272.
Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Lizzy272:  yeah I know. Unfortunatly I end up that way in my sleep because the pressure on my hips (even with a tempur mattress and a preg pillow) causes me to toss and turn. 

It doesn’t ever make me dizzy, more like very uncomfortable pressure in my upper body.  I wake up and change positions of course.  Sometimes it happens even when I first go to bed on my side. I feel like the pressure is building in my upper body. Definitely weird. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Call your dr ASAP. I had a funny pressurey feeling in my head for weeks but thought it was allergies. I ended up with severe preclampsia and barely remember my daughter’s birth. Don’t mess around with it. If it’s diagnosised early you can save yourself a lot of grieF and if it’s nothing then you have no need to worry!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Hey – If they seem to not find a blood pressure issue.  You can look into or have them look into your vagus/vagal nerve.  It runs down your abdomen and baby pressing on that area or sitting funny can cause what you are describing as well.  I forgot to mention this as it didn’t hit me, but I’ve had a sensitive vagus nerve for a long time, it’s especially noticable when I have acid reflux/indigestion/eat too fast or heavy…it ends up causing that weird pressure light headed feeling and sometimes even palpitations.

I’ve never had an issue past those weird sensations, but I read that some women can actually pass out or have symptoms like you described. You should note the time of day and activities/foods you did/had around these episodes and see if there’s a connection, since it’s hard to diagnose.

 

 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Makes sense and is a relatively easy fix. Good job figuring it out! I know I need to step up on the hydration as well. 

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