Pregnancy Concerns

Fainting

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Why This Happens

Your blood volume increases during pregnancy, and the high progesterone levels relax your blood vessels to prevent high blood pressure. However, the relaxed and slack vessels can slow down your circulation enough that you feel faint when you stand up suddenly.

Another factor to look for is your body temperature. When your body is overheating, your blood vessels dilate and move closer to your skin to let some of your deep body heat escape. If this happens to your already relaxed blood vessels, you may feel dizzy, light-headed or faint.

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