I don't want to be a hypochondriac, but since this is my first pregnancy I'm not sure what I should call the doctor about and what I should brush off as no big deal. I brushed off the cramps I experienced and the Nurse Practitioner made it into a big deal and told me that if it ever happens again to call the hospital right away because it could be serious.
Yesterday I was sitting at the salon getting my hair done when all of a sudden I felt dizzy, started to sweat and felt like I was going to pass out. It passed rather quickly, but I'm not sure if this is something I should've called the doctor about or if it was no big deal. I have heard that lots of women have bouts of dizzy spells during pregnancy. One of my friends would actually pass out because the baby was laying on a vein. I don't wanna call the doctor over nothing, but I also know that dizzy spells can be caused by a change in blood sugar or a sudden change in blood pressure. Both of those things can be dangerous to me and the baby.
I was just in last week and my blood pressure is on the low end of normal as usual and I wasn't under any stress or pressure yesterday that would cause it to spike, but I guess you never know. I go in for my gestational diabetes test on the 23rd so we'll see if blood sugar is an issue.
After my dizzy spell I did not call the doctor, but I did decide that if it happens again to call right away.
Did you have dizzy spells? Ever actually pass out? What was the cause? Did you call the doctor or just brush it off?