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August 19th, 2011, 06:55 AM
ashj_1218's Avatar Hiya!
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Are any other mamas having an intense issue with breathing? This is my biggest and really only discomfort in pregnancy and it did not happen in Liam's at all.

I am really tall, so I assumed I would have room for the baby AND my lungs. But oh-my-gosh. I seriously feel like I am suffocating almost all the time. I have to lay down on the floor a lot to stretch out the area and get more air in my lungs. Driving is becoming uncomfortable because I am very short of breath. I can no longer sit on the couch because of the compression, only the recliner, leaned back to give everything more room.

Wow!! I can totally handle it for another 7-9 weeks (if he is on time or late). But man...I never realized how intense the feeling of not-breathing could be.

Tell me I am not the only one!!
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August 19th, 2011, 08:39 AM
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I'm really tall too - I wonder if it's worse for us somehow?? I have been getting really winded too and I work out almost every day! It's just insane. I feel like I am going to die just reading out loud lol!

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August 19th, 2011, 08:40 AM
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You are not the only one. I even woke up around 1 this morning because I kept gasping for air. Couldn't get back to sleep for almost 2 hours. It's getting crazy! I've never had this in my 3 other pregnancies, so it's a new one to me. I'm quite short, and short waisted to go with it. There is literally an inch, if that, between my hip bone and my ribs. LOL So I suppose I'm surprised I haven't experienced it before. I'll deal for 2 more months. Whatever, but it sure is annoying!
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August 19th, 2011, 10:07 AM
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I have been short of breath lately also!! It is very uncomfortable, so, no you are not alone!!
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August 19th, 2011, 10:39 AM
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I thought I was going to choke with lack of oxygen this morning .... I hate it .... it is not only you and I am only average height
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August 19th, 2011, 11:06 AM
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I've been having lots of shortness of breath. It's so uncomfortable.

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August 19th, 2011, 11:40 AM
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yup count me in. i dont remember having it this bad or at all with my other pregnancies. i told hubby last night that i feel like i need an inhaler or something, as it reminds me of the time i had bronchitis only with out the congestion.

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August 19th, 2011, 05:30 PM
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I've been having that too--reading a book to Jim is getting hard because when I sit on his bed, I'm in a position where I can't get enough air in and I feel winded.
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August 19th, 2011, 05:34 PM
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Yup, me too. It seems to be harder for me in the mornings, as well, don't exactly know why....

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August 19th, 2011, 06:18 PM
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I can't breathe at all, to the point I am dizzy and thought I was having bp issues. I am SHORT 5 1. Turns out she is breech with her head IN my diaphragm. I literally have no room to take a breath.

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August 19th, 2011, 07:35 PM
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I am using an inhaler at the moments I couldn't live with out and the last time I had one was 5 years ago
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August 19th, 2011, 10:49 PM
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I am tallish [5'7"] but I have a short torso, and I have been having problems getting enough air for weeks now =[
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August 20th, 2011, 06:23 AM
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I feel it the most when I'm just laying down. When I finally get into a position, I'm gasping for air.

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August 20th, 2011, 11:04 AM
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I get out of breath most consistently about 20 min. after I eat (which I guess is normal in pregnancy). But, some days (not many, thankfully) I feel like I'm breathing through a straw all day. It's weird- I never feel out of breath during or after exercise, though.

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