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Doctor insights on: Breathing Exercises For Pregnant Women

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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What causes breathing problem during pregnancy?

What causes breathing problem during pregnancy?

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

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I am pregnant. I have nose allergy and breathing difgiculty?

I am pregnant. I have nose allergy and breathing difgiculty?

Pregnancy: Hi dear you are in first trimester so lesser or no medicine the better , is it breting difficulty thru nose or thru lungs, if thru nose then just saline nasal wash , nasalchrome nose spray over the counter safe, but if breathing thru lung then must use asthma inhaler like albuterol prescribed by an m.D and see pulmonologist on regular basi. ...Read more

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Can you take a breathing nebulizer while pregnant?

Yes: Take whatever breathing treatments you take for asthma while you are pregnant. Some people find their asthma gets better during pregnancy and others find it gets worse. Work with your doctor with the asthma. ...Read more

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Does illness in pregnancy affect my breathing pattern?

Does illness in pregnancy affect my breathing pattern?

It can.: Any pregnancy complicated by illness can lead to even more frequent respiration which is typically more shallow in pregnancy as a result of the elevation of the diaphragm from the enlarging uterus and the effects of progesterone. ...Read more

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When breathing I feel cold in my lungs. 7 months pregnant?

When breathing I feel cold in my lungs.  7 months pregnant?

Need more info.: Are you short of breath? Coughing? Any fevers? Being that you're pregnant, certain diagnostic tests and medications would be prohibited. Your best bet, all things considered, would be a good local examination of the lungs to see if any treatment would be necessary or if watchful waiting would be more prudent. ...Read more

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If you have asthma, can breathing be harder when your pregnant?

If you have asthma, can breathing be harder when your pregnant?

True: Pregnancy brings on many changes that affect breathing: the extra weight and a big uterus pushing up against the diaphragm, are two factors normal for all moms. However, maternal asthma during pregnancy is less predictable; equally 1/3 get worse, better, or, sure enough, stay the same. Thankfully, asthma almost always eases up around the time of delivery (perhaps due to excess hormones). ...Read more

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I am not sure if I am pregnant or getting fat. However, Ive recently been Having a hard time breathing and getting tired easily.

I am not sure if I am pregnant or getting fat. However, Ive recently been Having a hard time breathing and getting tired easily.

Doctor can evaluate: "Hard time breathing" means one needs to see a doctor because it can be many things, such as an allergic reaction, a heart problem, pneumonia, etc... Trouble breathing can also be due to asthma-type symptoms if the person is prone to getting such problems with any cold, flu, allergy, or strep throat symptoms. If one is worried about sudden or severe trouble breathing, 911 and the ER can help. ...Read more

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Is it common to have breathing difficulty during your pregnancy?

Is it common to have breathing difficulty during your pregnancy?

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

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I am pregnant and i'm having trouble breathing , eating and i've been freezing what's wrong with me ?

I am pregnant and i'm having trouble breathing , eating and i've been freezing what's wrong with me ?

See youf doctor ASAP: You may be short of breath from asthma. While shortness of breath can be normal in pregnancy, asthma can also start or get worse. If you are cold all the time, you may be having thyroid problems. This is easy to find out with a blood test. ...Read more

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When breathing out i get sharpe pains in my belly, is this pregnancy?

When breathing out i get sharpe pains in my belly, is this pregnancy?

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

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I'm having a breathing problem 15 weeks pregnant wit twins ?

I'm having a breathing problem 15 weeks pregnant wit twins ?

Twin pregnancy: Twins can cause a much larger uterine volume than a singleton and so can cause splaying of the lower rib margins with some lung compression much earlier in the pregnancy. It might normal. But see you OB doc to make sure.thanks ...Read more

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Can you take a breathing treatment(albuterol) while pregnant?

Can you take a breathing treatment(albuterol) while pregnant?

Yes: Albuterol is safe during pregnancy. In fact, it is the primary rescue medication for asthmatics. It opens up your airways so you can get air into and out of your lungs. ...Read more

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Can being pregnant cause you to have weird heart feelings? Like difficulty breathing

Can being pregnant cause you to have weird heart feelings? Like difficulty breathing

It could: Some young women notice occasional palpitations when pregnant, pregnancy can exacerbate mild mitral insufficiency too. You should absolutely report to your doctor when you see him/her next. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks pregnant, and I am painting the inside of my home. Could my breathing fumes hurt the baby?

I am 5 weeks pregnant, and I am painting the inside of my home.  Could my breathing fumes hurt the baby?

Not likely: Keep the room well ventilated and you should be fine. On the other hand, if you do not want paint the room yourself, tell your husband that the doctor said you should not paint! ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and i'm having trouble breathing/getting enough oxygen. Is this normal? I there anything I can do?

I'm pregnant and i'm having trouble breathing/getting enough oxygen.  Is this normal?  I there anything I can do?

Sustained shortness of breath requires medical attantion: In normal pregnancy, accumulation of co2 stimulates the over-sensitive respiratory center in medulla oblogata resulting in episodic feeling of shortness of breath. Sustained sob however, may be related to a pathology in lungs, heart, or brain. ...Read more

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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more