Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Shortness of breath

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    over the blue mountains and then some...
    Posts
    367

    Default Shortness of breath

    Over the past 2 days I have been feeling really constricted in the chest. To the point where it feels hard to breathe. Is this fairly common or something I should call my Ob about?


  2. #2

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Terrace BC, Canada
    Posts
    1,004

    Default

    It might be worth mentioning to your doctor just to be sure, but I had the same thing just from the baby taking up so much room and putting pressure on my chest and lungs. It was only really bad if I tried lying on my back or sitting leaning back in the tub, but yeah it was pretty uncomfortable.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    werribee,victoria
    Posts
    371

    Default

    Hi michelle,
    Gee i wish my advice was more constuctive, i di have this happen to me from about 30 weeks but did have a very large baby. I would definetley give your ob a call,just to see what he thinks. maybe if the placenta was sitting high you may get this feeling. Is it only like this at certain times,ie standing or laying?I found swimming or gently floating to feel absolutely wonderful as i got larger as it took the pressure off everything.

  4. #4

    Default

    I had the same thing when I was pregnant and I think it was mainly to do with less room for my lungs.
    I think it's quite common but it's still worth mentioning to your care provider so that they can rule out any other causes.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    South Coast NSW
    Posts
    1,260

    Default

    I have it now, and i am still in the first trimester. I live in a townhouse and for me to walk up the stairs is shocking. By the time i hit the top i am exhausted. I will definately be mentioning it on friday.

Similar Threads

  1. holding breath
    By 2CheekyMonkeys in forum Baby & Toddler General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: February 13th, 2007, 11:55 AM
  2. Out of Breath
    By Snacks in forum Pregnancy - Third Trimester General Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: October 24th, 2006, 06:56 PM
  3. Gums Bleeding, Extra Saliva, Bad Breath?
    By Carla707 in forum Pregnancy - Second Trimester General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: June 30th, 2004, 12:23 PM
  4. Shortness of Breath
    By *Jessica* in forum Pregnancy - First Trimester General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: June 30th, 2004, 12:19 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •