Figuring out which pregnancy symptoms are normal and which could be a cause for concern is no easy task. Some can seem really scary but turn out to be totally common, while others can seem trivial and turn out to be something much more serious. Dizziness can fit into either category. Sometimes it's just due to the way your pregnancy is affecting your blood pressure and blood flow, and the dizzy spells will soon subside. There are, however, some signs your pregnancy dizziness is a much bigger issue and needs to be checked out by your doctor ASAP.
As mentioned above, your dizziness can have a lot to do with your blood vessels. Your pregnancy hormones increase your blood flow and your heart rate, but slow down your circulation in the process, according to Parents. Dizziness can also be caused by the pressure that's put on your blood vessels by your growing uterus.
If a dizzy spell strikes, the Mayo Clinic suggested immediately laying down on your side until the feeling passes. You should also avoid standing up for long periods of time if you can and drink plenty of water to prevent them from happening. If none of those things are helping you feel better, it may be time to talk to your doctor.
Here are seven signs that could mean your dizziness is more serious than you realize.