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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

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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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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Anything i can do to prevent acne during pregnancy? My chin keeps breaking out i don't usually have a problem with acne.

Anything i can do to prevent acne during pregnancy? My chin keeps breaking out i don't usually have a problem with acne.

Normal: It is normal during pregnancy to have acne because of the hormones in your body. Ask your gynecologist if you can use topical Erythromycin or Azelaic Acid to help control your acne until it results later on in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can old TB scar cause any problems during pregnancy? Breathing problems? After TB treatment when to conceive?

Can old TB scar  cause any problems during pregnancy? Breathing problems? After TB treatment when to conceive?

OK: Tb (even if active) tends to improve during pregnancy. A scar would not be a problem if you're otherwise healthy. In the modern drug era, it would be prudent to wait until you've finished your medications before conceiving. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to prevent putting weight on during pregnancy?

Is there anyway to prevent putting weight on during pregnancy?

Gaining a good thing: If you don't gain some weight during your pregnancy, your baby has a much higher chance of having significant problems. Talk with your doctor about how much weight gain would be right for you. But please, for your baby's sake, be willing to gain an appropriate amount of weight! ...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