You never thought you could have come to hate the sight of food…but you did. When you feel dizzy and have morning sickness, you might feel like your insides are all churning and throbbing. Why do you feel dizzy while having morning sickness? How about headache? Don’t get dizzy yet looking at this article – there’s more to come.
Causes of morning sickness dizziness
In order for nutrients and oxygen to reach your fetus well in the early stages of pregnancy, blood volume in your body will increase and this can cause iron deficiency. Also, you might not be able to take in enough nutrients because of morning sickness. As a result, many moms become anemic, get dizzy and have headaches.
If you’ve always been anemic, pregnancy could bring you to the next level: iron-deficiency anemia. One sign of anemia is when you lie down and the ceiling seems to be spinning right before your very eyes. If you have palpitations, shortness of breath or are feeling fatigued, make sure you tell your doctor your symptoms clearly.
This dizziness can also be blamed on hormonal changes and your autonomic nervous system trying to get a hold of itself even as it adapts to the changes in your body.
What you can do to fight with morning sickness dizziness
1: Taking things slow and easy
When you stand, do it slowly because standing up straight all of a sudden brings a rush of blood to your head, and that can cause you to feel faint. Sudden head movements might also bring about the same effect. Don’t do any movements that could cause you to feel dizzy or even faint. Take it slow and easy!
2: Have a regular lifestyle
When your autonomic nervous system starts to experience changes, you need a regular lifestyle to give your body a rhythm and pattern to get used to. This will help you in your fight against dizziness and nausea, especially when you’re unable to have your meals at proper times. Although it might seem clockwork-like and tedious, having the discipline to stick to a regular routine will help you overcome this trying period more easily.
3: Having enough iron through your meals
You need iron to fight dizziness caused by anemia. When you go to lengths to have a balanced diet, eat some liver or spinach to get more iron into your body, so you will not feel as faint and tired all the time. Get more iron from vegetable sources and make an extra effort to make yourself feel better.
Morning sickness dizziness: Headaches
You might have headaches along with morning sickness dizziness. Let’s start by calling the culprit out. Progesterone. This hormone is the reason why you have morning sickness. Progesterone, suddenly secreted in increased amounts, causes changes to arise in your body. Your body, unable to deal with the sudden “attack”, starts to break down – you get headaches, you feel feverish and tired.
The good news, however, is that you might start feeling better in the second trimester of pregnancy (around Week 17) when progesterone is secreted in smaller amounts.
In rare cases, underlying health issues like cerebrovascular disease or pregnancy-induced hypertension might be the reasons why you have a headache, so don’t brush it off too lightly. Talk to your practitioner and get yourself checked.
Morning sickness dizziness: It begins with you
Dizziness, nausea, headache, or stomachache can all be blamed on pregnancy, but you can’t fault pregnancy or anyone else for not doing anything to mitigate these problems. Take time to figure out what your body needs and respond to its needs. Remember that it begins with you and that small efforts go a long way.