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Vasovagal episodes durning pregnancy

From: TM


I am currently 31 weeks pregnant and I have been experencing fainting since the beginning of my pregnancy. This is my second child and yes I did have some fainting episodes durning my first pregnancy however they were mostly when I had to give blood. This pregnancy has been much worse. I have fainted twice at work and ended up having to have the ambulance called out. I am currently under the care of a heart specialist. I have had a ehco and will have another one in one week. I have been wearing a holter monitor for two days now. I had planned to have my baby vaginally however now I am concerned if this is a good idea. My heart Dr. wants me to contact him as soon as I go into labor so that he can be there to monitor me. Has anyone experienced what I am going through? I am concered with labor. Help!

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