Short of breath

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Short of breath
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Wed, 04-27-2011 - 7:44pm

I'm 9 weeks and barely showing but feel really short of breath. I hope this isn't some freakish early sign of a blood pressure problem or something. Any exertion at all and it seems like it takes me awhile to recover :(

Becky - mom to dd 15 and ds 13
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Wed, 04-27-2011 - 7:47pm
Ooh that's no good. Have you called your OB about it?
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Thu, 04-28-2011 - 1:21pm
from baby center: "You need more oxygen during pregnancy, and your body adapts to meet this need in several ways. An increase in hormones, particularly progesterone, directly affects your lungs and stimulates the respiratory center in your brain. And while the number of breaths you take per minute actually changes very little during pregnancy, the amount of air you take in with each breath increases significantly."

Of course, later your lungs get squished which doesn't help, but I think it is normal. That said, if it is concerning you, def call your OB. Go with your gut. I will say I have been winded since day 1 with these 2.
Cherie ~ Mommy to 2 wonderful girls. Harper 7/06. Georgia 2/09
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Sun, 05-01-2011 - 8:05pm
I had shortness of breath very early on, probably around week 6, and it has since gone away (I'm 11w3d now.) I think your body is just working overtime, especially with multiples. If it continues definitely call doc - it's better to be safe. I hope this passes. ((hugs))
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Fri, 05-06-2011 - 11:42am

I also had shortness of breath during the 1T that went completely away for weeks and weeks and just came back (now due to being all squished up with babies and no lung space!)

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