shortness of breath

Augustina - posted on 12/07/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hello everyone! hoping someone can put me at ease. I am 6months and a week pregnant. Last week I started experiencing shortness of breath. The shortness of breath happens when I eat or drink. I am a very petite person. I am 5'0 I don't have a long torso so im thinking that is what is going on. Having a baby inside of me and having big boobs and no torso I am thinking that is why I am having issues. I have no more room! Im not having any chest pains at all. I do feel tired tho. I just want to know if anyone else felt like this during there pregnancy . I did call the Dr office and spoke to a nurse who kept putting me on hold and asking another nurse my questions I didn't feel comfortable with what she was telling me. I finally decided to have the Dr call me back when she is free, bc the nurse was not clarifying anything for me. I don't know if I should go to the emergency room or not? i am worried but i also know shortness of breath is common during pregnancy i just don't know when i should be extremely worried? If that makes sense. help!

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Sarah - posted on 12/07/2015

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Shortness of breath can happen as your belly grows and you are quite petite so you may start noticing it sooner. There is a hormonal component to your shortness of breath and I posted a link below that describes it pretty well. Bring if up at your next visit and tell the doctor that you feel like his/her nurses did not answer your questions. You are not being a snitch, but you want pregnant mamas to get answers when they call.
http://www.babycenter.com/0_shortness-of...

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