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Is shortness of breath common in pregnancy?

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Dr. Thomas Klein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Yes

Shortness of breath could be due to asthma or other complications during pregnancy.
Shortness of breath is also a normal sensation frequently experienced during pregnancy due to the influence of the enlarged uterus on the diaphragm. Ask your ob/gyn doctor to listen to your lungs or check with your primary care provider.

In brief: Yes

Shortness of breath could be due to asthma or other complications during pregnancy.
Shortness of breath is also a normal sensation frequently experienced during pregnancy due to the influence of the enlarged uterus on the diaphragm. Ask your ob/gyn doctor to listen to your lungs or check with your primary care provider.
Dr. Thomas Klein
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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

A gradual shortness of breath is common in pregnancy.
It is usually due to the growing uterus pressing up on the lungs combined with the hormone changes in pregnancy. Even though you are feeling short of breath after doing small things, you are still getting enough oxygen. However, if you have sudden shortness of breath or medical problems, you should see your doctor right away.

In brief: Yes

A gradual shortness of breath is common in pregnancy.
It is usually due to the growing uterus pressing up on the lungs combined with the hormone changes in pregnancy. Even though you are feeling short of breath after doing small things, you are still getting enough oxygen. However, if you have sudden shortness of breath or medical problems, you should see your doctor right away.
Dr. Megan Bird
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