Shortness of Breath

Pregnancy Resources

Shortness of breath often occurs in the last few months. At this point in pregnancy your blood is more dilute, with less oxygen. Your additional weight makes movement more difficult and the pressure of the uterus against the diaphragm makes it harder to take a deep breath. While it can be bothersome, shortness of breath is only a concern if it is extreme or comes on suddenly and persists.

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