since i got pregnant,most of the time i really had a difficulty in breathing and it seems like im always grasping for air…
any idea what to do to lessen it?i think its because of my bump..im not really comfortable about it.
i cant ask my OB since i lost her number and the next visit with her will be this sept. 4.
Thanks in advance!
P.S and how far along are you when your baby turned head down?my bub is in breech position and im worried to be C/s though.
Breathlessness early on in your pregnancy is generally a result of increased levels of the hormone progesterone which will cause you to breathe more often. Progesterone increases your lung capacity allowing your blood to transport more oxygen.
Breathlessness in the third trimester is caused by the now much bigger uterus taking up more space in your stomach – which pushes your other organs and reduces the amount of space which your lungs have to expand when you breathe in.
From around weeks 31 to 34 of your pregnancy your uterus will start to press on your diaphragm – which is the flat muscle that moves up and down when you breathe. These changes may make it hard for your lungs to fully expand. This may cause more shallow breathing, and you may feel short of breath.
You may notice that your breathlessness diminishes during the last week or two of your pregnancy as your baby drops and enters the birth canal and starts preparing for birth.
Shortness of Breath: What You Can Do
Sit or stand up straight
Slow down. Moving slower places less workload on your lungs and heart
Sleeping propped up will place less pressure on your lungs.
Call your health care provider right away if you have any of these symptoms:
A rapid pulse
Heart palpitations (your heart beats fast and strongly)
Feeling dizzy or faint
Blueness around the lips, fingers or toes
A cough that wont get bette go away
Coughing up blood
Fever or chills