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Breathing issues

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Hekabe · 19/04/2017 22:18

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?

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TabbyTurmoil · 19/04/2017 22:22

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 · 19/04/2017 22:27

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 · 19/04/2017 22:28

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 · 19/04/2017 22:29

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

CaipirinhasAllRound · 20/04/2017 08:42

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

Hekabe · 20/04/2017 09:58

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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