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April 21st, 2013, 08:52 PM
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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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April 21st, 2013, 08:56 PM
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I've been feeling like this for a few weeks now, unfortunately it is totally normal. Everyone is different but for me, my babies usually don't drop until 36 weeks or later.
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April 21st, 2013, 09:07 PM
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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!
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April 21st, 2013, 09:12 PM
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I hate when it comes time for me to walk up the stairs! It sucks! When baby drops it tends to let you breathe a little easier. Yay for 32 weeks! Maybe she will be your longest pregnancy!
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April 21st, 2013, 09:27 PM
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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!!
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April 21st, 2013, 09:29 PM
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Totally normal, my baby already dropped and I still feel like I can't breath.
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April 21st, 2013, 11:19 PM
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I have carried really low this whole pregnancy but I still have moments after walking up stairs that it takes a LONG time to catch my breath.
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April 22nd, 2013, 04:13 AM
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Ditto everyone else. Can't breathe walking up the steps. It's normal. I read that babies can start dropping at 34 weeks, but normally wait until a little later.

Congrats on making it this far! Hope she bakes in there for as long as possible!
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April 22nd, 2013, 05:13 AM
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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!!!
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April 22nd, 2013, 05:14 AM
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I dont have anything to add the other girls havent already, but I just wanted to yell out

CONGRATS! on making it this far and YAY BABY!!! Keep baking. We love you already!
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April 22nd, 2013, 01:02 PM
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Ahhh... Thanks everyone. Good to know it's normal.
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