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short of breath

I'm currently pregnant with baby #4. Has anyone had issues with being short of breath? I could take a few steps and not be able to breath.
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I have and I'm only 14 weeks.  I read that your brain is triggered to breath more, need more oxegen.
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Once I walk up stairs,  I'm puffing away as if I ran a marathon. The baby is squishing your lungs, it will get better when TH egr baby drips and completely relieved when baby comes out. It's tough nuggies for us mommies.
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Yeah I've become a full blown asthmatic since becoming pregnant, both in early pregnancy and after baby started pressing on diaphragm. Doc gave me some inhalers,  and it's helping.
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Yeah I've become a full blown asthmatic since becoming pregnant, both in early pregnancy and after baby started pressing on diaphragm. Doc gave me some inhalers,  and it's helping.
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Yes i am pregnant with number five and just carrying my toddler to the car i am exhausted and barely catch my breath, i put it down to my age i am 39, i had. My first when i was 18, then my 2nd @ 20 my 3rd @24 and big gap and my 4th @37 i am sure its my body telling me this is deff my last baby! Because i never felt that exhausted with the first three.
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Another thing to check is your blood iron levels. Low levels will leave you exhausted and out of breath.
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Have your ferritin checked! Your iron stores might be low and supplementing them might help.  I was exhausted and unfit until I started them and now am just starting to get out of puff again at 33 weeks today. Certainly it kept it at bay until now.  Apparently I sigh a lot which is a sign I'm not breathing deeply most of the time... It takes a lot of iron to make a placenta!
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