Dizziness during pregnancy is a common symptom and can occur in any trimester, says Dr Goh Shen Li, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at S L Goh Women’s Clinic.
It’s important to exclude anemia, raised blood pressure, abnormal glucose levels and heart rhythm irregularities, as these need to be managed and medically treated.
If you don’t have these, you may blame it on low blood pressure (due to postural changes), a dip in your glucose level (sometimes due to irregular food intake) and tiredness (lack of, or poor sleep).
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.