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What effect does a 40 week baby have on breathing?
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Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree
In brief: SOB during pregnancy
It is not entirely clear what you are asking, but i will assume that you are talking about your breathing.
Women who are pregnant will commonly report that they have trouble "catching their breath". This is called "dyspnea of pregnancy". This is different than shortness of breath (sob). If you are sob (with rapid breathing) then you should contact your doctor. Consider calling your doctor!

In brief: SOB during pregnancy
It is not entirely clear what you are asking, but i will assume that you are talking about your breathing.
Women who are pregnant will commonly report that they have trouble "catching their breath". This is called "dyspnea of pregnancy". This is different than shortness of breath (sob). If you are sob (with rapid breathing) then you should contact your doctor. Consider calling your doctor!
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Dr. Timothy Raichle
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Dr. Ahmed Yousry
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: May be
It depends on the baby size , position and body surface area .
In general 40 weeks sized uterus can affect the breathing activity.

In brief: May be
It depends on the baby size , position and body surface area .
In general 40 weeks sized uterus can affect the breathing activity.
Dr. Ahmed Yousry
Dr. Ahmed Yousry
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
In brief: Whose?
Yours or the baby's?

In brief: Whose?
Yours or the baby's?
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Kenan Omurtag
it can make mom's breathing very difficult becuase the diaphragm can't completing expand due to the pregnant uterus
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