09-12-2013 08:54 AM - edited 09-12-2013 08:54 AM
Yes! I can't walk up the stairs without being completely out of breath. I also notice it sometimes while talking as well. It's really annoying. I can't talk on the phone and do something at the same time without breathing all hard into the phone. Lol. Yuck. I can't remember exactly where I read this, but I do remember reading something about it being due to an increase in your blood volume. Apparently your blood volume will increase by 50% during pregnancy which in turn, makes your heart work harder, etc, etc. You may want to do your own research because at this point I've read so much, it is possible that it is all blurring together.
09-12-2013 10:21 AM
09-12-2013 02:06 PM
It is something you'll want to bring up with your doctor. You shouldn't feel out of breath while talking and doing normal activities. Later on shortness of breath is normal because the baby is pushing up on your lungs and your lungs can't fill up with as much air. However it could mean that your iron is too low and you are anemic.
09-17-2013 12:58 PM - edited 09-17-2013 12:58 PM
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09-25-2013 04:52 PM
09-26-2013 06:25 AM
I know the feeling. Its even worse when talking and walking. I get fraustrated when i'm on my cell and I have to stop and take a deep breathe so that i can continue. i was worried at first because i've never had that issue before but the doctor said that it's perfectly normal. its part of the package deal