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Difficulty breathing - first trimester

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mandbaby Tue 25-Feb-14 12:31:15

I'm only 10 weeks pregnant with DC3 and I'm experiencing the same symptoms I did with my previous 2 pregnancies - nausea, fatigue, etc, but once or twice a day I get really breathless - even if I'm lying in bed doing nothing! It only lasts for a few minutes, but my chest feels really tight as though I can't get enough oxygen. I know this is normal very late on when baby is squashing everything and pressing on lungs, but at 10 weeks?! Is that normal?

squizita Tue 25-Feb-14 12:42:19

According to the 'week by week' diaries, yes. I'm week 11 and was concerned so checked. It's because you've got more blood, headed to different body parts, and a lot of it is plasma not red cells (or so it says).

mandbaby Tue 25-Feb-14 14:21:53

Thanks squizita, that's reassuring (I suppose!)

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