Fainting

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ChrissyD2103's picture
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Fainting

I fainted for the first time today. I was sweeping my kitchen and I sort of felt a little dizzy, but nothing too bad next thing I know I open my eyes to my two kiddos standing over me saying, "Mom are you ok???!!!" Gah!!!! I fainted with my DS too. I have low blood pressure when not preg, so the first few months my blood pressure is pretty low and causes me to faint. I had all kinds of tests last time, and that was the only conclusion they came to. It is frustrating because I know my driving days are over until I hit the second tri. I just can't risk fainting while driving, but it still sucks, because I am very independent and I don't like having to rely on people. Plus about the last 6 weeks of pregnancy I can't dive myself either because I physically can't fit behind the wheel, one of the many downsides of having short legs...If I move the seat back far enough to accommodate my belly my legs can't reach the pedals lol.....Sigh. Anyone else ever faint with past pregnancies or this one?

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Oh, and I told my kiddos not to worry that it will happen. My son said, "Well what if you hit your head?" I said, "call daddy." Lol my poor kids. I hate when they worry about stuff they shouldn't have too.

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Oh wow! I'm glad you are ok!! I have never fainted, it must be a scary feeling!!

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"ChrissyD2103" wrote:

Plus about the last 6 weeks of pregnancy I can't dive myself either because I physically can't fit behind the wheel, one of the many downsides of having short legs...If I move the seat back far enough to accommodate my belly my legs can't reach the pedals lol.....Sigh.

I know how you feel. I can't reach the pedals after so long either. Although with DD2 I was carrying so low that I managed to reach them ha ha. I worked all the way until the day I went into labor so I needed to reach the pedals!

And I have fainted before lol...at the dentist's office! I was tilted way back and I got light headed and dizzy and nauseous. They let me up and I fell and fainted lol. Then I threw up. Yeah...made me feel awesome! Lol.

That sucks that you can't drive now until 2nd trimester. I hate being driven around too ha. Anytime DH and I go somewhere I always drive. He doesn't mind because I'm a bad backseat driver lol.

Hope you feel better!

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"KET_2010" wrote:

I know how you feel. I can't reach the pedals after so long either. Although with DD2 I was carrying so low that I managed to reach them ha ha. I worked all the way until the day I went into labor so I needed to reach the pedals!

And I have fainted before lol...at the dentist's office! I was tilted way back and I got light headed and dizzy and nauseous. They let me up and I fell and fainted lol. Then I threw up. Yeah...made me feel awesome! Lol.

That sucks that you can't drive now until 2nd trimester. I hate being driven around too ha. Anytime DH and I go somewhere I always drive. He doesn't mind because I'm a bad backseat driver lol.

Hope you feel better!

Oh I would be so happy if I could drive myself in the 3rd trimester!!! Maybe I will get lucky like you lol!! Yeah fainting is no fun. I hate it because it is something I cannot control and that drives me NUTS!! With my DS I fainted in line at the bank, and of course I just wanted to get out of there, but the bank manager made a huge deal about it.....SO EMBARESSING!!!!

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Eak, wow first time I've heard about women fainting during pregnancy. I've experiences some dizziness, but my doctor said it was because I wasn't getting enough water. that sucks, scary! Glad you are letting the kids know what is going on. Hope your dhs are supportive and helpful getting you around.