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Breathing Changes Early Pregnancy
What can happen to my baby by my breathing natural gas in the air everyday during early pregnancy? I live near the leaking SoCal gas facility...
Environment: Check with your local city to make sure that the air quality meets safety guidelines. If it does then there is not likely a concern. ...Read more
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
Hormones and size: The hormones of pregnancy as well as the growing uterus can make you feel short of breath. The breaths you take are more shallow and more frequent so it feels like you are short of breath. In fact, you are getting enough air. Even a very fit woman will feel short of breath after climbing up stairs. If you really are breathing fast and not getting enough air while resting, that is not normal. ...Read more
Depends: Many women will have a gradual elevation of the diaphragm due to the enlarging baby during the late 2nd and 3rd trimester. They may need more effort to take a deep breathe. Some may need to sleep with more pillows.If one has sudden shortness of breathe they should consult their md asap. ...Read more
Wondering some things i could do to help with my breathing. I'm 38wk pregnant and having bad breathing problems. Never had them before pregnancy?
Contact OB: When a physician hears the words "bad breathing problems" the sense of emergency is triggered. This is not normal and you need to contact your physician urgently. ...Read more
Pregnancy symptoms: Hi rmarhl6, that symptoms is unlikely pregnancy but a home pregnancy test can determine your condition. These tests are quite sensitive and able to detect pregnancy as early as 5 days after conception. Common symptoms indicating pregnancy are: periods stop nausea and vomiting breast enlargement and tenderness increased urination fatigue doc ripley. ...Read more
Is going into labour at 35 weeks+3 days considered high risk for future pregnancies? No known cause. Baby was fine; didn't need breathing assistance.
Yes : The greatest risk factor for preterm labor and preterm delivery is having a history of doing that. Therefore, your risk for early labor and delivery is elevated. There is an approved medication (weekly injections from 16 weeks to 6 weeks) to decrease that risk. Talk to your ob/gyn about that when you are pregnant again. ...Read more
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Can breathing in mold during pregnancy cause any harm to the baby or just me? Possible spots of mold in my car.
I am in the first trimester of my 2nd pregnancy and I am having difficulty breathing at times. Is this normal? (i am not overweight)
Don't think so: I would advise you to have your doctor assess your symptoms. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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