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#1 of 8 Old 08-27-2005, 03:19 PM - Thread Starter
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I know this is normal, but I never remember having it this bad with any of my other pregnancies. I am *so* short of breath, it is really uncomfortable. Just talking on the phone or having to read a paper in class or watering the garden - and I feel like I'm gasping! Is anyone else having severe shortness of breath? I'm not turning purple or anything, I'm sure it's fine - just really uncomfortable.

The worst part is that I don't really see any respite ahead since I'm carrying high and my babies never "drop" until labor. I'm also almost 31 wks, but measuring at least 36 - so maybe that has something to do with it.

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Yep- just now before I sat down, I stirred my pot of lentils, then talked to dh as he made our lunch and I am totally out of breath! Just walking around the house doing mundane things makes me winded- not to mention pushing the stroller, carrying our two ton diaper bag, and rangling a toddler all day! And I don't even think I'm carrying high!
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Well, I'm carrying low (by everyone else's standards) and transverse today, and I can't breathe either. I think it's just a hazard of pregnancy.

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Even just sitting down is too much for me!! I just told DH today "I wish this kid would get out of my lungs!!". :
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I am carrying REALLY low but still struggle with breathing deeply after I eat a meal.

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I am short of breath all the time now. It's very bad for me at night when I lay down. I have to prop up my upper body with pillows to be able to breathe.
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Sorry everyone else is going through the same thing, and glad to know I'm not the only one! I just don't remember this happening with any of my other pregnancies, it's weird, but all of my physical symptoms seem exaggerated this time around. I guess I'm getting old and worn out.

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Me too. And now I have a cold on top of it so I can't breathe through my nose, either.
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