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With each bit of excitement and joy during pregnancy, there seems to be about a million side effects. When you first find out you’re pregnant, you begin a love/hate relationship with Google and baby forums. It’s normal to be curious and wonder what the heck is going on in your body, because it sure is changing — and changing fast — and nothing is more obvious than when you’re hit with a dizzy spell. It’s common to experience them, but they can make you want to ask Dr. Google, “why do I feel dizzy during pregnancy?”

Most women feel dizziness in their first trimester, and it’s a pretty common and normal symptom, says Dr. Sherry Ross, a women’s health expert at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California. “Dizziness in the first trimester is a common sign of pregnancy due to the hormonal changes,” Ross tells Romper in an email. “It happens as a result of all the hormonal, blood volume, structural, and blood sugar fluctuations throughout pregnancy. Some of these changes ultimately affect your blood pressure, which can reduce blood flow to the brain and cause bouts of dizziness”

Suzanne Munson, M.S., a natural health expert for Fairhaven Health, says in an email to Romper, “It’s often that first dizzy spell that gives a woman a hint that she should take a pregnancy test. During pregnancy, the levels of the hormone progesterone rises,” she says. “Progesterone relaxes the walls of blood vessels, which causes them to dilate, which in turn causes your blood pressure to drop — this can…

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