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lillygirl420
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Registered: ‎08-16-2013
Re: shortness of breath
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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.

 

Good luck!