Causes & Remedies of Post Pregnancy Dizziness

It is normal to feel faint or dizzy during pregnancy. Dizziness is common in the first trimester and may also happen throughout the pregnancy.

Post-Pregnancy Dizziness Causes

Here are some of the reasons for dizziness during pregnancy:

The rise in hormones during pregnancy causes the blood vessels to widen as well as relax. This increases the blood circulation and...


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Dizziness In First Trimester

...flow of blood to the baby, but at the same time, it slows the return of the blood that is flowing back into your veins. This lowers the blood pressure and reduces the flow of blood to your brain, causing dizziness for a short while. Low blood sugar levels can cause dizziness.

This happens as the body tries to adapt to the changing metabolism. Women who have varicose veins or are anemic may be more prone to becoming dizzy during pregnancy. In the second semester, dizziness happens because of the size of way the growing uterus puts pressure on blood vessels. A woman might feel dizzy later in her pregnancy when she lies down on her back. Letting the weight of the baby to put pressure on the vena cava, which is a large vein that transports blood from the lower body to the heart.

Post-Pregnancy Dizziness

Postpartum vertigo or dizziness after pregnancy can happen because of several reasons. Positional vertigo is a common form of dizziness and it happens when the head is placed in different positions. Postpartum migraine means dizziness combined with migraine. Hormonal fluctuations after delivery can cause headaches and migraines. Perilymph fistula causes imbalance as well as dizziness and this happens when a person blows or strains their nose. This is common in women who have just delivered a baby.

Psychogenic vertigo is dizziness associated with the psychological changes after delivering a baby.

Post-Pregnancy Dizziness Remedies

  • You may want to avoid standing for long periods of time, and if you are standing, move your feet to keep the circulation going.
  • If you have been lying down, then get up slowly. The same applies to the time when you get out of the bath.
  • Eat meals at regular times and do not wait for a long time to eat something. You may even want to snack at intervals. Of course, make sure that the snacks you eat are healthy.
  • You might want to avoid hot showers and baths.
  • Do not lie down on your back when you are in the middle of the second trimester.
  • Wear comfortable and loose clothes for better blood circulation.
  • Take deep breaths.
  • If you are feeling faint, then open windows in the house or workplace and breathe in fresh air.
  • Contact your health care provider.
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