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Falls are the most common injury during pregnancy. The weight of the growing baby can shift your centre of gravity and affect your sense of balance. Hormone changes can affect the way you move and walk. Blood sugar level changes or blood pressure changes during pregnancy can sometimes make you feel faint and dizzy. In the NICU, there is a greater risk of falling because of lines and tubes, special equipment, incubators, dimmed lighting, lack of sleep, and medications. Tips to help reduce yo…