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Breathe Wood Smoke Fire Pregnant
No: Not unless you were on fire.Get a more detailed answer ›
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Probably not: As it is not known what chemical compounds are in the smoke it would be unwise to subject yourself or an unborn baby to the rubber smoke. ...Read more
14 weeks pregnant. Niece burned popcorn badly. Breathed in the smoke. Got watery eyes and sore throat. Left within thirty minutes. Baby ok?
Pregnancy: The smoke was apt to be an irritant and you & your baby will likely be fine. Congratulations. ...Read more
I slammed the base of my head and neck on the wood frame of the couch. Blacked out for a few seconds and couldn't breathe. Do I need to see a doctor?
A brief: Loss of consciousness in itself is not an indication for a CT scan. Persisting/ severe headache, visual changes, any neurological deficit, abnormal pupils, or repetitive vomiting would be signs/ symptoms that you should be evaluated in the ER. If you hit your head and neck, but are now feeling nearly fine, your risk of serious intracranial injury are very low. ...Read more
Asthma attack during a run in the middle of the woods. Sx: shortness of breath, wheezing (in/out), coughing. Stop or run out of woods? No inhaler.
It depends: Holding your breath can increase intra-abdominal pressure which may not be good for placental blood flow. I want to know why you would be holding your breath. ...Read more
Not many: Try taking slow deep breaths everytime you remember it. Also, holding your hands on top of your head will help you feel the lungs with air easier. ...Read more
I am 2 months pregnant and have serious back pains. It hurts that much it takes my breath away sometimes. Is this normal?
Likely, but: The most important thing is to make sure that you have started prenatal care and have confirmed the pregnancy is inside the uterus with your obgyn. Pregnancies can occur outside the uterus (ectopic) and can be life threatening and very painful). Again knowing more about your pregnancy and history would be helpful here. Assuming all is "normal" your pains are likely related to a growing uterus. ...Read more
30weeks pregnant and I feel like I can't breathe sometimes or have to take in deep breaths. Would this cut down oxygen to the baby?
Unlikely to matter: Babies system selectively steals oxygen from you using blood cells that hold on to it better. Your brief periods of diminished ventilation are unlikely ti affect baby unless you were truly without oxygen for a period. Your bodies fail-safe mechanism is designed to kick in and restart your breathing if you passed out during an event, saving you both. ...Read more
When im standing and i breath it feels like my stomache is tighter and maybe trying to stretch. Never felt like this before. Could i be pregnant?
Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more
Go to ER....: You need to go to the ER immediately and get yourself evaluated to find out what's wrong and get it treated. Your symptoms could be due to many things, including life-threatening problems! It's better to find out that everything is fine, especially when you are pregnant! So, get to the ER now!!!! ...Read more
Massive comprssion!: Your triplets are usually all the available space in their "room"(your uterus) and pushing up and compressing your diaphragm(breathing muscle) so that it is difficult to expand it downward into your abdomen when you are taking a breath. ...Read more
Common: Common during pregnancy. You need more oxygen during pregnancy and the body adapts to this. Also, as the growing baby/uterus pushes against your diaphragm (muscle of breathing) you're breathing might feel more labored. Burping occurs because the hormones in your body relax the muscles of the GI tract, causing more gas and bloating resulting in frequent burping. Both reverse after delivery. ...Read more
Get checked: One possibly serious cause of this symptom would be a blood clot in the lung (pulmonary embolus) which can occur if your legs are swelling or you have varicose veins due to the pregnancy. Other possibilities can be as simple as bruised ribs, bronchitis or pleurisy. Your doctor can help discover the cause. ...Read more
What can I do to help reduce having trouble with ashortness of breath while laying down while pregnant?
Lie on left side: Lie on your left side so your uterus is not putting pressure on your abdominal blood vessels. ...Read more
I am 12 wks 5 days pregnant but for the past 2 days I've been feeling like I need air kind of making it hard for me to breath right why is this?
Most likely: Use precautions (e.g. Face mask), as relevant, and stay in well ventilated areas. ...Read more
I am a synchronized swimmer and we hold our breath at times (max 10-15 sec) while swimming a routine. Can I continue to do so while pregnant?
I'm 29 weeks along. I was wondering if it's normal for it to get harder to breathe further in pregnancy?
Lung capacity: Lung capacity is somewhat compromised due to enlarged uterus. However, see your obgyn and rule out other more serious conditions like cardiopulmonary problems. ...Read more
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