Hi there. Am 25 weeks pregnant and have been feeling really dizzy and feeling breathless. Am quite fit and still doing exercise etc. Been told is because baby is getting bigger but is quite a scary feeling - anyone else experiencing this???
i was breathless when i was pg coz i was big from 6 months onwards. best if you slow down on the excercise bit and it will help. i was breathless when i used to go swimming and i stopped at 7 months coz i was knackered swimming. had a 9lb 1oz baba !!
I had this with DS1 (1st baby) - i had to sleep with about 3 pillows propping me up. At times i found it really scary, like i couldnt catch my breathe. I was told this was normal. Once the head started to engage at about 33 weeks it got better as the baby moved down.
yes! Find it very scary at time because I really feel like I can't breathe at all.
they said it'd ease off once the baby dropped down a bit but it hasn't!
Midwife said I was also slightly anaemic, but the iron tablets didn't help much with the breathlessness, and made me fel sick on top of it!
Just been looking through other threads and saw this one. I am 23 weeks and I am getting really short of breath and have to take it easy when walking as I lose my breath quite quickly. I had my blood test results come back as normal and my doctor has said it's just part of being pregnant...great
PHEW!! I am 20 weeks and for the last few weeks I have been getting increasingly breathless. I had read that the magic pregnancy hormones can cause this it in early pregnancy so I wasn't too worried.
I mentioned it to my midwife today and the fact that I seem to have to pause for breath mid-sentence (i.e. not just walking upstairs) and she said she had never heard of it before and I should get my iron levels checked and my heart beat regularity. Eek and erk. Luckily this thread has saved me worrying! Thanks guys