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vaso-vagal after childbirth

From: gina


i have fainted three times, for no apparent reason in the past four years, and my doctor, after doing extensive test, diagnosed these spells as vaso-vagal. the most recent spell was immediately after the birth of my son. i was holding him in my arms on the delivery table and suddenly had shortness of breath, loss of hearing and tunnel vision. i had to hand my son over to my husband while i breathed into a bag. my ob/gyn also diagonsed this as vaso-vagal. i would like to get pregnant again, but am worried about delivery triggering another vaso-vagal response. any advice or similar stories?

This web site is not a substitute for a thorough medical evaluation and diagnosis of your vaso-vagal type symptoms.  Medical treatment and diagnosis is the only acceptable initial response to these serious symptoms since they might present from any number of life threatening and treatable illnesses. It is for you and your physician to rule out more serious illnesses; Please don't use this online forum as an alternative to getting responsible medical attention and being under the care of a physician for the duration of any unknown, suspected or dangerous vaso-vagal syndrome symptoms.
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