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In preparation for having a baby, your body’s cardiovascular system changes. You’re producing more blood to deliver oxygen to your baby, which means your blood pressure can change—often getting lower. That can result in occasional dizziness.

Occasional dizziness can be avoided by:
  • Not standing up too fast
  • Sleeping on your side instead of your back
  • Drinking at least 64 ounces of water a day
  • Eating small, frequent meals
  • Staying cool—avoiding hot weather and hot showers or baths

If you follow these tips and your dizziness worsens, or you experience shortness of breath, it’s time to contact your doctor. This could indicate a cardiovascular issue that needs attention.