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SUPER breathless? I feel like how I would imagine someone with heart problems feels...Like I can't catch my breath well...I'm not lying on my back (much)...It makes me feel nauseated...<br><br>
But, it's weird...like I'm not getting enough oxygen or something...<br><br>
Anyone else?
 

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Often when I lie on my back I feel a little short of breath, although sometimes it seems that I can get away with it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">.<br><br>
I also have episodes where it feels like my whole upper body (head, neck, chest, belly) are under great pressure, and I feel like I can't get a deep breath (even though I physically can breathe deep, it feels like you said, like I'm not getting enough oxygen). It's an unsettling feeling, although is thankfully transient, usually lasting less than a minute. It occurred during my last session with my homeopath/healer (while she was doing energy work and visualizations with me), and she linked it to fear. So now when I feel it I try to open myself to it and be open to any feelings that might come up. So for me, in particular, I think these episodes are related to my body processing and releasing fears.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Often when I lie on my back I feel a little short of breath, although sometimes it seems that I can get away with it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">.<br><br>
I also have episodes where it feels like my whole upper body (head, neck, chest, belly) are under great pressure, and I feel like I can't get a deep breath (even though I physically can breathe deep, it feels like you said, like I'm not getting enough oxygen). It's an unsettling feeling, although is thankfully transient, usually lasting less than a minute.</div>
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Everything she said. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<span style="color:#800080;"><b>Are you sure you're drinking enough water? This has only happened to me when I was getting dehydrated (check your pulse, if you are dehydrated it will be high). Also anemia contributes to shortness of breath. Or your body is just working extra hard due to the pregnancy and it is pretty common to be out of breath...</b></span>
 

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I have this too! And it's usually it's worst in the morning. Beside the fact that I wake up with a stuffy nose nearly every single morning (which makes it hard to breathe), but I also get this feeling like there's so much pressure on my chest and I'm not getting in enough air. My breathing isn't labored, but it feels like I can't get in a deep breath. And sometimes when I walk from one room to another, I feel out of breath. I've issues this pregnancy with baby being VERY high up and pushing up into my sternum/chest area.....you could barely tell the difference between my boobs and stomach for awhile there cause it was all scrunched up together.....also very painful. I'm gained 25lbs this pregnancy and I think about 15 of that is sitting in my belly so it's getting harder to lug around each day and NOT be out of breath....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">. I also have horrible heartburn and reflux issues with pregnancy and I think that doesn't help either.
 

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yes, me too. i think my position matters because there sometimes just isn't enough room to get a full breath. When I notice it, I am usually either lying down or sitting leaning forward at all so that my belly is pushed back up into me by my legs. Less room to breathe and a greater need for oxygen = shortness of breath. I always have to tell myself not to panic and just change positions and get comfortable and a moment later I'm fine.
 

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I've had this for the last several mornings. This morning was so bad that I nearly panicked. I'm ok now, but I'm ready to be able to breathe normally again. (And eat, and sleep, and wait a whole hour or two between bathroom breaks...)<br><br>
I think our bodies must just be working extra hard to make great little people.
 

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Yeah, baby is squishing my lungs up so I can't take a large of breaths. It happens in some positions more than others. Try shifting your body so their is more space in your abodminal cavity. It should go away once the baby drops.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I also have episodes where it feels like my whole upper body (head, neck, chest, belly) are under great pressure, and I feel like I can't get a deep breath (even though I physically can breathe deep, it feels like you said, like I'm not getting enough oxygen).</div>
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This is exactly what happens to me sometimes, though not in the morning. It only seems to happen when I'm trying to practice my Hypnobabies, and it's only happened a few times.
 

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I'm glad you guys feel the same way...I guess it is baby sitting up high, b/c isn't it true with 2nd pregnancies that they don't ever really drop? I carried my 1st DS a lot lower...
 
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