Need Some Advice

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Kf - September 1

I'm 29 wks pregnant and I've been getting short of breath a lot. My doctor said it was just because of my uterus and the baby pushing on my diaphragm. I am not big to being with and I've gained 15 lbs up to this point. Today and lastnight I am severely short of breath, even when I am just standing or sitting..I'm afraid to call my doctor because I know she probably won't do anything, what should I do?

 

AR - September 1

I had similar symptoms at 15 weeks but also with increased heart rate. I went to an internist and then a cardiologist. They said it was something called SVT but is happening because of the pregnancy hormones and usually gets worse in the last trimester. The good news is that in labor a different set of hormones take over and it goes away. Even if this is not what you have, being short of breath is totally normal further along in your pregnancy. With baby #1 I remember feeling like I was being kicked in the lungs and being out of breath was the worst in the last month. Laying on your left side may help.

 

Melissa - September 1

What you are feeling is normal, but if you are AT ALL concerned you need to talk to your doctor. If you feel like your doctor will just brush it off, find a different doctor! No concern is too small or stupid. This is your body and your baby and if you really can't breath, you need to see a doctor! Not breathing adequetley is a big problem if your pregnant!

 

Sharla - September 1

I did not have this problem so I am not sure if it is normal or not. However, if your OB will not listen to you call your Family Medical Doctor and make them listen. Some doctor needs to address your concerns especially since you are saying you are having problems breathing. No concern is worth risking yourself or your baby.

 

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