Hard To Breath

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Danielle - April 28

Every once in a while I feel my stomach getting hard and then it starts to feel like my heart is about to stop and I can't breath. Does anyone else ever get these feelings? I am 37 weeks today.

 

kara - April 28

yep. All the time. It has happened since about 26 weeks and now I am 38. I think it has to do with braxton hicks contractions. If you think about it your stomach getting hard is a contraction of a big muscle, although involuntary it still takes a lot of energy to make it contract. That is why, I believe, it feels like you just ran a sprint. Your heart rate increases and you feel short on oxygen.

 

Kymmi - April 29

Your tummy getting hard is a contraction. As far and you feeling like you can't breath, well, that could be b/c the baby is taking up so much space, it restricts your own airflow.

 

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