Am 17 weeks along, so baby is not big enough to be pressing on my diaphragm and squishing my lungs up.
Dunno if it's the heat or what, but I've started waking up at least twice a night gasping for breath. It's an awful feeling, like you just want to run outside (no possible as we're in a 2nd floor flat w/no balcony) and gulp air.
I've started to hate lying down b/c I feel like my breathing is compromised.
I now sleep propped up on 3 pillows (lying on one feels REALLY oppressive) and am still waking like this.
I think that's what the food standards agency says too: prawns and shellfish are ok if they're cooked. I haven't eaten any in a restaurant (bit wary about ice-cream out too) but at home would be find. Same with blue cheese etc. If you're blasting it in the oven at 200 degrees, there's not much that's going to survive...
Yes - I have had this since week 25 - its scary, its been 6 weeks now. My doctor gave me an decongestant - but it hasn't really helped. I think my problems stems from snorring. I wake up alot - every hour often sometimes I get 2 hours sleep in a run! My doctor says this is the effect of progestorone and estrogone in my system - and will go once baby is here. Sorry this is more understanding than help - I do find I'm worse in the heat.
I have also started to experience this! this is my third pregnancy and i never really had it with my other 2! this time just recently (im now 29 weeks) i have found myself to be suddenly gasping in the night and the day aswell occasionally, i find it worse late in the evening! its not nice at all and can make you feel a little panicky i think - its quite a scary sensation! xxx
i also suffer from anaemia. i found that it took me ages to get to sleep, and then i would wake after a couple of hours gasping for breath. i went out and bought a v shaped pillow, sleep with that and 3 other normal pillows and now get more uninterupted sleep.