Dizziness during pregnancy is a common symptom and can occur in any trimester.
Why it happens
It is important to exclude anemia, raised blood pressure, abnormal glucose levels and heart rhythm irregularities, as these need to be managed and medically treated, according to Dr Goh Shen Li, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at S L Goh Women’s Clinic.
How to feel better
When you feel lightheaded, find a place to sit and put your head between your knees, Dr Goh advises.
If you can lie down, prop your legs up on a pillow.
In a crowded place with poor ventilation? Move away from the area.
Taking a warm drink will also help you feel better.
Above all, always have regular meals and adequate rest.
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