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How can I avoid dizzy spells during pregnancy?

Circulation changes in the body cause some pregnant women to faint. This tendency usually goes away by the second half of pregnancy. To prevent dizziness, don’t change positions suddenly; for instance, ease yourself to a standing position in stages whenever you are lying down. Toward the end of pregnancy, lying on your back may cause dizziness, so lie on your left side instead.

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