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Breathing issues

(7 Posts)
Hekabe Wed 19-Apr-17 22:18:43

28 weeks... and through out the last trimester I've had various issues breathing. This week has been a real struggle -really working my chest to inhale enough air. I guess because LO is not making a lot of space for diaphragm etc? I read short breath can be a regular pregnancy delight. Anyone else getting this?

TabbyTurmoil Wed 19-Apr-17 22:22:35

Could be baby squeezing up, or could be a symptom of anaemia if you haven't been checked for that - get your ferritin checked as well as haemoglobin.

pardrej Wed 19-Apr-17 22:27:43

I've had a lot of breathlessness. Eventually I was found to be anaemic and feel much better, all round, on the angry little brown tablets.

pardrej Wed 19-Apr-17 22:28:38

I don't know if those two things NHS are related though, no one said so and I didn't ask! I still get lightheaded and queasy sometimes.

pardrej Wed 19-Apr-17 22:29:37

Hi again. 'are' corrected to 'NHS' hmm

CaipirinhasAllRound Thu 20-Apr-17 08:42:34

My iron count was low and I was asked if I'd been breathless so could be that

Hekabe Thu 20-Apr-17 09:58:02

I had bloods taken on Tuesday but it's been fine. George, despite constant fainting! Seems nothing is wrong but I can't seem to do much without going completely grey.

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