Pregnant women often feel faint.
This happens when not enough blood is getting to the brain.
If the oxygen level gets too low you may actually faint. It's
more common in pregnancy because of hormonal changes taking
place in your body. You are most likely to feel faint if you
stand still for too longer get up too quickly from a chair
or any still position. The demand for energy in pregnancy
may also cause a drop in blood sugar level and this too can
make you feel faint. It often happens when you are lying still
on your back.
to get up slowly after sitting or lying down.
you feel faint when you are standing still, find a seat
quickly and the faintness will pass. If it doesn't, lie
down on your side.
you feel faint while lying on your back, turn on your side.
Ifs better not to lie flat on your back in later pregnancy
or during labour.
go for long periods without food.
sugary foods and sweets as these can make the problem worse.
This is because a sudden rise in blood sugar stimulates
the release of extra insulin, which, in turn, can cause
a rapid drop in blood sugar causing faintness.