When my mom was pregnant with me, she almost fainted when shopping...and she said the manager of the store got nervous and wanted her out. Turns out, she was hungry. Still, it's not good when you are feeling lightheaded during pregnancy.
I haven't fainted or felt faint...until yesterday.
It was 86 degrees and humid...so humid it was like there was no air. I got really winded when walking underground to my subway transfer and didn't feel right. It's hotter than hot in the subway, and there's even less air.
My heart started racing so much I could feel my pulse everywhere and I started breathing heavy.
Then I felt faint. So I stopped, tried to calm my breathing, took a couple of sips of my juice, and just waited a few minutes.
Apparently overheating could cause you to feel lightheaded and faint. Thankfully I was OK and didn't faint.
Fit Pregnancy wrote that besides overheating, fainting during pregnancy can be caused by dehydration, having low blood sugar, or standing up too quickly. But it can also be a sign of anemia, so keep your doctor in the know.
To prevent being lightheaded or fainting, you can:
Have you fainted or felt lightheaded? What have you done to prevent it from happening?