(Closed) help – is fainting dangerous during pregnancy?

posted 9 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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Wannabee

I actually fainted at work yesterday, at 17 weeks pregnant. My coworkers and I were standing for about ten minutes in a circle having a meeting. I had previously felt faint at another meeting and managed to walk the long distance back to the staff room to sit down. This time, the symptoms came on quicker and stronger and after feeling the heat rise to my head, I saw black spots and felt like I was underwater.

Apparently I said “I think I feel-” before dropping down. They said I was out for about 30 seconds before I regained consciousness. I went down pretty hard, hitting my head on the floor. Initially I felt ok but after a few minutes I could feel a lot of pain in my head.

I went to the hospital and the first thing they checked out (which I didn’t even consider) was a blood clot. Did an EKG/ECG and all looked normal. My last two midwife appointments showed I had low blood pressure (90/60) so I believe that was the culprit. 

If you feel faint at all, don’t wait for it to pass like I did! Get to the ground/lay down/sit safely until you feel better 

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Busy bee
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luli29:  I think your doctor is probably right, to me it sounds like dehydration could definitely have been a factor. Try to make sure you have water with you as much as possible! For me, I drink so much more if I have a cup with a straw vs a water bottle or regular glass of water, and I can definitely feel it when my body starts to realize I haven’t been drinking enough (I’m 16 weeks pregnant)

I also feel you on how akward it is to ask for a seat. I went out with my DH to have dinner with his grandpa and some other people, and we ended up going to a brewery after, that was super crowded. I asked for water but the bartender never brought it, and the only seats that were clearly open were stools, which just kill my back, so I ended up standing. There was randomly a couch in one corner, and 2 ladies sitting on it- it definitely had room for 3 or 4 people but they had their stuff in between them and were basically taking up the whole thing so I didn’t feel comfortable asking if I could sit :-/ 

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