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All day I've been a little short of breath. Under normal circumstances, I'm asthmatic but it's very well controlled. I haven't had any real problems in years. I know that my uterus can't be that big yet... does anybody know what could be causing this?
 

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I read somewhere that it's normal to feel a little breathless b/c your blood volume is increasing. Not sure why that makes sense or where I read it, but I've felt out-of-breath fairly often too. I have mild asthma also but it doesn't feel like asthma, just like I'm really out of shape! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I had an inhaler for a while years ago after (as a smoker) a few bronchitis attacks one spring and I developed asthma. But since quitting smoking, I haven't had to treat my asthma - it is SO slight.<br><br>
However, the moment I got preggers, I started having some signs of it coming back. I have NO idea why.
 

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Call your midwife or OB and let them know. When I was having cramping and bleeding early on, they told me criteria that I should call for, and one of them was shortness of breath.<br>
Don't worry too much though- I'm sure they will just check your oxygen and maybe do a bloodtest, etc. It's probably nothing and just your guts being shoved up so your lungs can't expand all the way, but better safe than sorry.<br><br>
Hope you're feeling better soon!<br>
'Manda
 

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that is what i was going to say...that is what i heard too...blood volume increasing like 40% or something. i have been out of breath so easily too and my tummy gets tight...if i mildly and i'm talking mildly seem to over exert myself i get so out of breath and tummy gets tight on the sides...i feel out of shape too when this happens. i've been realllllll tired lately too. i don't have asthma though. this is normal from what i'm reading about the first trimester...i don't remember this from my first pg at all.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I read somewhere that it's normal to feel a little breathless b/c your blood volume is increasing. Not sure why that makes sense or where I read it, but I've felt out-of-breath fairly often too. I have mild asthma also but it doesn't feel like asthma, just like I'm really out of shape! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"></div>
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Yeah that to what they said about it being pretty common.<br><br>
Also, I have a history of asthma that doesn't bother me as an adult UNLESS I am pregnant. I've had to get back on regular inhaler doses with each pregnancy and expect to have to again this time around. No clue why, but it happens...
 

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Pregnancy also makes my asthma worse - although my acupuncturist is working on that!
 

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I was wondering about this because I woke up from my nap today and could not catch my breath. I was wondering if I was getting sick or what.
 
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