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Unbelievably breathless

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birdling Sun 11-Sep-16 09:11:41

I'm 9 weeks and so breathless, I can't understand it. Just walking upstairs has me puffing and panting. Then my lungs ache. I vaguely remember this with my last pregnancy, but can't remember when it stopped. Has anyone any experience of what is causing it, or when it might stop?

rosesandcashmere Sun 11-Sep-16 09:13:19

Its probably nothing to worry about but you really should see a doctor ASAP. Could you have a chest infection? If not it would be best to get checked out sooner rather than later.

birdling Sun 11-Sep-16 09:15:47

Thanks, Roses. I don't think it's a chest infection as I have no other symptoms. I'm pretty sure it's something to do with the pregnancy. It's very annoying though.

Onionringo Sun 11-Sep-16 09:17:00

Anaemia? I was severely anaemic and iron tablets helped the breathlessness. I'm pretty sure I was further on than nine weeks though.

Janek Sun 11-Sep-16 09:21:12

I was going to say anaemia too. I got breathless when standing when i was pregnant, turned out i had low ferritin levels (iron stores), but i only found this out much later in pregnancy.

rosesandcashmere Sun 11-Sep-16 09:22:52

Definitely pop and get it checked to make sure it's not to do with clotting. It's more than likely anemia so before the docs try and up your iron and orange juice intake to absorb the iron. Feel better soon and congratulations!!

birdling Sun 11-Sep-16 09:23:11

Oh yes, Onion, it could be that. I ended up on iron last pregnancy, I'd forgotten that. Apparently my ferritin levels were low. I've got my booking appointment tomorrow anyway, so I'll mention it to the midwife. Thanks.

birdling Sun 11-Sep-16 09:24:14

Thanks to all flowers

cloudlessskies Sun 11-Sep-16 14:57:33

Me too OP! I wasn't massively fit before being pregnant but anything above a walk get's me breathing really heavily. I just thought it was because extra blood was going to the baby?

Had my blood test results that were taken at 6 weeks and they said my iron levels were excellent so don't think it's anaemia.

Let me know what the midwife said as I didn't think it was anything to worry about.....

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