Daily Health Tips: Why Do I Feel Breathless While Pregnant?


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Q: Hi Doc, I have been watching your program on Channel 155 and believe me, I love you and your program, therefore I have decided to write to you. I am 3 weeks pregnant and I want to find out what I can do to stop feeling breathless and how to prevent heartburn. Lastly, how often should I have sex with my husband?
 
A: The pregnancy hormone, progesterone, makes your body adapt to the way it absorbs oxygen from the lungs. It leads to the women taking in deeper breaths and gives the impression of breathlessness in some women
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Other women who have not experienced breathlessness throughout pregnancy may experience it during the third trimester as they deal with baby’s extra weight. Essentially, the growing baby at this time, pushes up into the lungs and reduces the space available in the lungs for air. However, this is offset…

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