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I'm27 weeks2days pregnant why do I get breathless SOB and feels my heart beats faster when laying on back and left side I can only lay on right side ?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Uterine compression

The cause of your symptoms is the compression of the enlarged uterus on your main blood vessel bringing blood back to the heart.
(inferior vena cava). Additionally, the uterus is pushed up under the diaphragm compressing the lungs and compromising lung expansion. The heart beats faster to compensate for these changes.

In brief: Uterine compression

The cause of your symptoms is the compression of the enlarged uterus on your main blood vessel bringing blood back to the heart.
(inferior vena cava). Additionally, the uterus is pushed up under the diaphragm compressing the lungs and compromising lung expansion. The heart beats faster to compensate for these changes.
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