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Prevent Breathing Difficulties During 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
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
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
Anything i can do to prevent acne during pregnancy? My chin keeps breaking out i don't usually have a problem with acne.
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
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
After getting cured frm PTB should I conceive? I hv fibrotic element on my upper lung.During pregnancy will breathing problems start?
Breathing: Depends on patient's overall condition - discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Dr. Spiers i'm a shallow breather with minor dysarthria due to sids after birth . Will breathing be harder for me during pregnancy as baby gets bigger
Can old TB scar cause any problems during pregnancy? Breathing problems? After TB treatment when to conceive?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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