Does anyone know when general breathlessness is meant to start? I'm 16 weeks but have been getting out of breath for a good few weeks now. I'd have thought this was too soon for my lungs to be getting squashed/organs moving round etc? Just been sitting reading bedtime stories to DD and that was enough to get out of breath! I'm sure it didn't happen this early last time.
I had that too at about that stage, and I remember getting it when sitting down to read bedtime stories. I'm very mildly asthmatic - you?
It did pass. Now I'm around 30 weeks and just feel bloody uncomfortable around the diaphragm every evening, like my rib cage wants to burst out of my chest. Getting some bra-strap extenders has helped.
I've been getting breathless on and off since about nine weeks. I put it down to the fact my nose has been constantly blocked and when I mentioned it to my MW she wasn't concerned. It went away for a couple of weeks about 15-17 but is back now at 20 and I expect it to stay!
Its also cos your heart is working harder- by the time you are about to give birth you have 50% more blood than a non pregnant woman so your heart has to pump more around! The first half of pregnancy is when all that extra blood gets produced so its the change that makes you out of puff.
Yup, normal. At about 7/8 weeks I struggled playing half a short flute passage in one breath that before I could play with ease. I'd do a short exercise in a lesson and sounded like I'd just got to the top of Everest. It got easier for a bit, but now (at 20 weeks with twins) is getting worse, but that's the extra weight I'm hauling round...