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anyone else having problems with breathlessness?

(14 Posts)
julesandweekabeya Wed 19-Jan-05 12:21:58

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???

biglips Wed 19-Jan-05 12:28:37

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 !!

Hanlou007 Wed 19-Jan-05 12:29:11

I am just 26 weeks and yes i have start feeling are not alone...says in a baby magazine that this is normal at this stage as baby is getting bigger and pushing up

biglips Wed 19-Jan-05 12:31:30

as baba is pushing your belly up which is also pushing your lungs up too

Tessiebear Wed 19-Jan-05 12:32:46

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.

Potty1 Wed 19-Jan-05 12:32:52

Jules - could you be anaemic - it can make you breathless and dizzy.

Angeliz Wed 19-Jan-05 12:33:49

I am costantly sitting trying to get a big breath and if dp asks me whats wrng one more time i'll kill him
(He thinks i'm always sighing very loudly!!!)

suzywong Wed 19-Jan-05 12:34:06

oh god yes, we've all had that, they lodge their bums under your lungs and basically squeeze then in to your throat from about 30 weeks onwards.

starlover Wed 19-Jan-05 12:41:00

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!

starlover Wed 19-Jan-05 12:41:49

don't worry though, if you check out my other thread "STOP BREATHING"... you will find that it is actually very dangerous to breathe at all during pregnancy!

kolakube Sun 23-Jan-05 10:06:40


I've found pregnancy yoga particularly helpful with the breathlessness. It seems to open up the chest and makes a tiny bit more space. The dizziness could be something to do with you BP too.

SamCattie Tue 25-Jan-05 14:04:15

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

CharBell Tue 15-Feb-05 19:18:51

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

Hausfrau Tue 15-Feb-05 19:32:53

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