Having trouble breathing at 25 weeks? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 10 Old 11-20-2006, 09:31 PM - Thread Starter
 
briansmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Magical PNW
Posts: 661
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Anyone else having a difficult time breathing? I'm short on breath, and although my belly is certainly getting bigger and tighter, I haven't put on that much weight (like 10 lbs.)

I remember being out of breath a lot when I was pregnant with ds1, but this seems really early. Anyone know if it's because of hormones or anything else? I have an ob/gyn and I'm not thrilled with the thought of calling her. I thought I'd try here first.

TIA!
briansmama is offline  
#2 of 10 Old 11-20-2006, 09:48 PM
 
sparkprincess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: St. Louis MO
Posts: 3,482
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've been having problems with that for a bit now - and I haven't gained a ton of weight either. I have a friend who started having difficulty breathing from the get-go! Have no clue why!!
sparkprincess is offline  
#3 of 10 Old 11-20-2006, 10:10 PM
 
Savmay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,731
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yep, me too! I think it is about increased blood flow to pump through the heart more than weight gain. Nothing to worry about unless you are also feeling dizzy, really really tired, ect. Then you might want to think about checking for anemia. Otherwise, huff and puff we go!
Savmay is offline  
#4 of 10 Old 11-21-2006, 12:57 AM
 
Nani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 794
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Same here, I have a hard time breathing and I gained some weight... more than in my previous pregnancy. I have to remind myself to take deep breaths and not breathe superficially - or sometimes I don't seem to breathe at all!

unschooling mama with Toots'n Fruits (6) and BeenzieBoo (3)
Nani is offline  
#5 of 10 Old 11-21-2006, 03:08 AM
 
blessed with boys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: At home cuddling with my boys
Posts: 588
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Me too it makes me feel like an old lady lol! I even get heart palpitations, I get those with each pregnancy.
Jackie
blessed with boys is offline  
#6 of 10 Old 11-21-2006, 07:44 AM
 
Turkish Kate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Body in Jax FL, Heart in Istanbul
Posts: 1,641
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ditto over here. I tend to walk around and pace while I'm on the phone and I've noticed that I'm short of breath within a few minutes of conversation. Also have four flights of stairs within my house, so going up and down from the bedroom to the basement doing laundry is a killer. I did something like 6 loads yesterday (post-trip laundry sucks!) and thought I was gonna have some respiratory failure!
Turkish Kate is offline  
#7 of 10 Old 11-21-2006, 10:17 AM
 
Yo Becca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Neither here nor there
Posts: 2,509
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Between the massive increase in blood you have to get oxygen for, and the uterus (now above your belly button) pushing other organs up and out of the way, I would think this is VERY normal. I'm having less trouble this time than with DD, I think b/c I'm carrying a bit lower. I wouldn't worry unless you felt dizzy or faint.
Yo Becca is offline  
#8 of 10 Old 11-21-2006, 11:08 AM
 
tika's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: down the rathole
Posts: 476
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Me too. It's even harder after I eat.

The "cold" (I'm in Florida-cold to me), dry weather that we have been having lately isn't helping either.

I'm glad you posted this. I have been getting so many "you're HUGE already" comments from everyone (strangers and all), I am starting to get a complex about it even though I've been trying not to let it affect me. Then I started this troubled breathing thing so early and I was second guessing myself wondering if I really am *humongous* as everyone seems to think. I just think their perception is skewed about when March truly is, not as far away as it seems, in addition to me not disclosing that I'm "due" in early March.
tika is offline  
#9 of 10 Old 11-21-2006, 12:03 PM
 
Turkish Kate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Body in Jax FL, Heart in Istanbul
Posts: 1,641
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hehehe, Tika--I get the same comments, although even I have to admit that I'm huge. I sat next to a woman last week at a La Leche League meeting who was due in about a week, and my belly was as big as hers or bigger. I haven't gained all that much--23 lbs or so. I am frequently asked if I'm having twins--which I'm not.

In my own defense, I will say that I am rather petite, although long-legged, so not much torso room--baby is growing straight out.
Turkish Kate is offline  
#10 of 10 Old 11-21-2006, 12:15 PM
 
tika's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: down the rathole
Posts: 476
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
LOL Kate, that's basically what I say. I have a short torso, no where for baby to go but OUT.

I went to craft day at the MOMS club last week and there was a woman in there who was having her baby this week (didn't ask questions, don't want to know) and my belly was way bigger than hers. Everyone commented on how small her belly was, she was just an average size woman.

Just can't win...wish they'd just leave their comments to themselves.

I think so many people keep commenting because to them it looks like I'm due NOW. I really don't feel that big, most days anyway. Need to take a belly pic soon.
tika is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off