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I went through it during my 1st pregnancy but not until closer to the end. Sometimes when Im laying down I feel like my chest gets heavy...like I can barely breathe. Even if Im on my side which I try to sleep on anyway, it still happens. Anyone else having/had this problem and any advice on how to avoid it?
I've been having this since about week 12...I almost feel like I have asthma or something. Like I'm not getting enough oxygen. It comes and goes, and seems to be the worst in the evening. I asked my doctor about it and they said it is perfectly normal, unfortunately.
I'm having more shortness of breath. My allergies seem way worse with pregnancy (they were already bad enough). My Allergy doctor started me on a new prescription allergy med. Bad allergies go hand in hand with making my asthma and shortness of breath worse. My doctor said it could make for a rough 3rd trimester. Not a lot that can be done about it other than to control possible triggers. Do you have asthma? It can be common for asthma to be worse at night.
If you can prop yourself up a bit while you sleep so that your chest is higher than your hips, gravity will help keep your organs from all crowding into your ribcage which is what puts pressure on your lungs.
I'm up now and having heck breathing because I've been having allergy-related drainage for the past several days and now I have lots of lovely lung butter to get up. Charming!
Lying on my back to sleep or relax is no longer an option. I also feel like I can't breathe. Even leaning back too far causes it. My uterus is higher than it should be so I guess it would explain why its happening so early this time.