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Shortness of breath is a common symptom during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester.
Shortness of breath is often a sign that something is wrong. However, in pregnancy, shortness of breath is common and usually nothing to worry about. But, if you have any other symptoms like chest pain or dizziness, call your doctor right away.
It can be caused by the growing uterus and change in position of the diaphragm, or it may be due to a more serious underlying condition. However, the most common cause of shortness of breath during pregnancy is miscellaneous lung problems. These can include infection, lung disease (like COPD or asthma), or a structural problem with the lungs.
Shortness of breath during pregnancy usually starts to occur in the third trimester, as the baby grows and takes up more space in the womb. However, sometimes it can start earlier.
There are a few things you can do to treat shortness of breath during pregnancy, depending on the cause. If it’s caused by the growing uterus, you can try sitting up straight and avoiding lying down flat on your back. If it’s a lung problem, your doctor may prescribe an airway exam and treatment with medications.
Additionally, you can try strengthening your diaphragm with babybreast resistance exercises. These can be done by placing your hands on your stomach and taking deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth. It’s important to listen to your body and take a break when you need it. Pregnancy is a beautiful time, but it’s also a lot of work for your body. Don’t push yourself too hard. If you’re having trouble catching your breath, take a break and rest until you feel better.
And, of course, always call your doctor if you have any questions or are concerned about your symptoms.
If you are experiencing shortness of breath during pregnancy, there is usually nothing to worry about. However, if you are also experiencing chest pain, dizziness, or other symptoms, it is important to call your doctor right away. These could be signs of a more serious underlying condition.
You should also call your doctor if you have been pregnant for more than 12 weeks and are experiencing shortness of breath that is new or getting worse. Your doctor will be able to determine the cause of your symptoms and help you find relief.