Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit.
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Falls are the most common cause of minor injury during pregnancy. The weight of your growing belly can affect your balance. Pregnancy hormones relax your joints and ligaments to get your body ready for birth. This can also affect the way you move and walk. You might feel a bit clumsy. This is common. You may have low blood sugar and/or low blood pressure when you are pregnant. This can sometimes make you feel faint or dizzy. Tips to help lower your risk of falls are provided.