How do I deal with dizziness during the first trimester?

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Get up slowly from either sitting or lying down (this is especially important when you are getting out of the bath) Eat regularly. Avoid long periods between meals; it is better to snack throughout the day. Avoid hot baths or showers. If you experience dizziness during pregnancy, the best thing to do is quickly find a place to sit or lie down for about five minutes, then try to slowly get up. Once the dizziness has passed, have a drink and a small snack. It is recommended to have a piece of fruit, which is not only healthy but will give you a quick release of sugar. For some women, feeling faint can be symptomatic of changes in their blood glucose. Feeling light-headed can be a sign of gestational diabetes, so it’s important to mention your symptoms to your doctor. On hot days, move to a cool, shaded area and stay out of the heat. Make sure you are hydrated. A long, warm bath or shower can also make you feel dizzy. It is recommended to avoid hot baths or showers and place a cold cloth on your forehead if you feel light-headed.

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