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is it normal?

(7 Posts)
dunkinhobnobs Fri 12-Apr-13 09:53:02

Is it normal to feel so out of breath during early pregnancy?
I remember this feeling in late pregnancy from my twin pregnancy but I am 9 + 5 today and the slightest thing is making me so out of breath. I have just had a bath and washed my hair and have had to sit down for 10 mins to recover. I feel like an elderly lady or 30 + weeks.
Is this normal or is something not right? Any opinions gratefuly received.

Excited85 Fri 12-Apr-13 10:07:19

Not sure about normal but I noticed the same... Walking upstairs left me struggling for breath and I'm in reasonable shape. It seems to have got better now (13 weeks) so maybe it's just an adjustment thing while the body is getting used to working overtime?!

midori1999 Fri 12-Apr-13 10:12:03

No, it's not normal. Please speak to your midwife and get checked out.

I had similar in my twin pregnancy at 20 weeks. I insisted it was normal and got sent to the assessment unit (begrudgingly) by the midwife after my 20 week scan. It turned out I had clots in my lungs.

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Fri 12-Apr-13 10:15:16

Extreme tiredness is normal for early pregnancy, sometimes it's worse than others. Breathlessness can be part of extreme fatigue.
If you're worried then get it checked out.

catlover83 Fri 12-Apr-13 10:40:44

I've had this in first trimester (but didn't in my first pg, when I only got breathless when bump was clearly limiting lung capacity). Midwife suggested it can be to do with anaemia too, only I'm not anaemic. Dr checked out my heart and lungs at GP appointment and said it is just one of those things...
Hope this helps (!?)

babyradio Fri 12-Apr-13 11:24:43

I've had this all the way through, obviously getting much worse now I'm giant nearer to the end. I think it can just depend on all sorts of individual factors (e.g. I've got a small lung capacity to begin with).

Always worth checking with the midwife though if anything worries you.

atrcts Fri 12-Apr-13 21:23:09

I've had breathlessness in pregnancy because of anaemia and then separately because of fatigue, so it can be either.

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