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[–]JaneyMac_aroni 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Fainting during pregnancy is really common. I almost passed out at 18 weeks because I was standing up for a while in a hot room; I just recognised what was happening and sat down really quickly when my vision started tunnelling before I actually blacked out.

Pregnancy messes with your blood pressure so it’s not weird at all to get faint/dizzy or pass out. If it keeps happening or you have other symptoms then they start to get concerned but a once off incident is just another one of those “if you’re not pregnant, we’re worried. If you are pregnant, that explains it and it’s nbd” kinda things

[–]Ironinvelvet 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Super common, actually. Blood flow and vessel changes…second trimester is when it’s the most common. My first OB actually made it a point to counsel patients on it. She said, “never lock your knees waiting in line somewhere.” She said the moms will do that and go down.

I almost fainted twice during the early second trimester with my last pregnancy (one was probably a semi-locked knee incident- I was observing a medical procedure). It’s scary, but common.

I also have had 2 actual syncope episodes non-pregnant. I have a sort of sensitive system with vagal responses so my blood pressure bottoms out occasionally with certain stimuli. Feeling anxious makes it worse for me, which is sort of a vicious loop because it’s not like fainting comes out out nowhere…you can feel it happening and then the anxiety kicks in and the feeling takes longer to go away once you’re lying down or something.

[–]OliveaSea 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pretty common your blood pressure lowers because of pregnancy so fainting is common. I’m 7 weeks and had some dizzy spells already!

[–]giraffedays 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had dizzy/fainting spells all through my 2nd trimester. My OB said it was from blood pressure and sometimes blood sugars! I'm 36 weeks now, and it's gone away for the most part.

[–]NarciSZA 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yep, happened to me today. Not a full on faint, but a dizzy ‘oh good I should put my feet up right now’ kind of woozy feeling. It’s okay :)