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I'm 32 weeks and although this is #8, I've only made it this far with 2 of my kids so I don't really know what to expect.
Today, I have felt like I can't breath. I came up the stairs and felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest for a good 30 minutes. I get that the baby is pushing up on everything, but wow, I didn't think it felt like this. Is it normal? When do babies usually drop so I can breath again?
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I've been feeling like this for a while, but it's gotten extra bad in the last couple of weeks. I went to the doctor the other day because I've been sick and was afraid I had strep or bronchitis, but I had neither, thankfully. I just felt like bronchitis because of how squished my lungs are & bc my diaphragm can't expand. She told me I was oxygenating at 98%, which made me feel much better because I feel like I'm getting about 5%! I don't know when he'll drop bc this is my first, but I kind of hope it's soon! Even though I know it's probably at least another month of not being able to breathe!
Completely normal unfortunately I totally feel ya tho. Our family room is in the basement and kitchen and bedrooms are upstairs so anytime I have to go outside or to the kitchen etc I walk up and down those stairs and whew! And yay Rebecca I am so happy that little poppet has made it this far!! I am still praying for you both every day! And I am soooo happy with each week that passes and she's still in there baking and getting stronger and stronger!!
Congrats on making it to 32 weeks!! Welcome to the out of breath club!! I'm been more out of breath doing things than normal lately as well. I fertilized the yard yesterday and just walking and pushing the little fertilizer thing made me out of breath. Or at night when I'm nice and relaxed then I get up and climb the stairs...I'm basically needing to rest before tuckin in my child to bed. And I battled chest congestion for past week and it just sucked not having full lung ability to get a good deep breath in to cough! Ugh!!!