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shortness of breath

ok so im about to be 29 weeks pregnant, and i do have big babies so i look like im due in a week, but otherwise im fairly thin. and i dont smoke since i got pregnant again. for the past week or so ive been getting this feeling like i am short of breath and i have to take a deep breath all of a sudden. this feeling lasts about 5-10 minuits. do you think its just the baby somehow crowding my lungs? no history of asthma. happens when im just sitting here. thanks!

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:58 PM on May. 14, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Its probably the baby on your lungs, put your hands up in the air and take a deep breath. If your feeling any pains while it is happening or noticing wheezing then call your doctor. If its just a few minutes the baby has probably just moved into your lung space.

    Answer by brailynsmama08 at 4:04 PM on May. 14, 2009

  • my dr said its common to get "feelings of not being able to catch your breath". she said that your lungs get squished into a tiny tiny space so they cant expand quite as much as they used to. happens 2 me alot 2.

    Answer by itsbree2you at 4:29 PM on May. 14, 2009

  • i am 38 week pregnant and i get out of breath so easily i hate it it's normal lifting ur arms over ur head give u a greater lung capacity so u can take a deeper breath i have to do it sometimes try sitting stright up as well but if iit gets severe call ur doctor

    Answer by mama1234512 at 7:34 PM on May. 14, 2009

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