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Me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> The other night I felt almost panicky because of it, I do not like it when I can't catch my breath right.
 

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Yes, and it's annoying the crap out of me!<br><br>
I can usually yap for a minute without needing to breathe in (my partner has actually timed me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">), but now I'm lucky to get out two sentences before needing to breathe. It was scary at first, but then my weekly "here's what your body might be doing" book mentioned it as common, so I no longer wonder whether I need to be using my inhaler more often.
 

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That happened a lot with my last pregnancy. It almost felt like I was having a panic attack. It hasn't happened with this one yet, but I"m not very active right now. I still get light-headed every time I get up from sitting for a while, though. The whole gas-exchange, acid-base thing changes drastically in pregnancy.
 

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yeah <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> it sucks because we live at the top of a huge hill and walking home with groceries ect..and pushing a buggy is getting harder and harder..im just imagining august. blah! im barely pregnant now..yikes. good thong i walk it almost every day..maybe ill get used to it by then.
 

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I've noticed it this time around too and I've never had it before (this is my 3rd pregnancy) and ironically I am in the best shape I've ever been in. Go figure.
 

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I was just figuring that I'm NOT in good shape. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> But I'm also finding that I'm more easily worn out than I think even I ought to be. And if I eat, I don't feel like I can get a deep breath (ok, not just when I eat, but more then, to be sure). I *hate* that feeling. I'm glad to be able to get a full yawn with that, though.
 

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I noticed this a lot last week at Pilates. I kept having to pause for an extra breath! Glad to know I'm not alone.
 

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Yes, but I thought it was being out of shape!<br><br>
I got winded climbing 3 flights of stairs and had to catch my breath before I could go into the office. I always take the stairs, I am impatient waiting for elevators and don't like the lurching. I might take the elevator for my upcoming class on the 5th floor.<br><br>
Also noticed it walking up the hill by our house.
 

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I am finding this, and also that I occasionally get lightheaded, so that I have to stop and stand still for a few seconds until it passes. I hope this passes soon.
 

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I am so relieved to hear that I'm not the only one. Never experienced this before, when I was pregnant with my DD I remember reading that during the 2nd trimester there was a hormone that kicked in that could make you short of breath, but I can't remember which one. Time to go research!
 
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