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trouble breathing!

I am 28 weeks 6 days and I just can't breath! I've tried laying on my left side and it doesn't help. Even sitting up it feels like I'm smothering. I want to say 80 percent of my day I'm having issues with this. Between the leg cramps and breathing issues I'm not getting any sleep. Anyone else having problems? What helps?
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Went through the same. Doctor seem to think it was anxiety and stress. I tried meditation and taking it easy .
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I have been having the same issue for a few weeks now.. My specialist says it's because the baby is pushed up against your lungs and all other organs.. I get so winded just walking 5 feet to my bathroom..
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I have the same problem, my dr said because the tummy is expanding to  below the breast - causing to block my lung/airs to travel.  She said it's normal and that it will get worst.  I'm 30 weeks.  
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It sounds like you may have anemia.  One of the symptoms is shortness of breath,  and it's pretty common in pregnancy.  

At 28 weeks,  your baby shouldn't be pushing so hard on your lungs that you can't breathe.
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I had that too doctor was a *** about it and said have 5he baby and it goes away  I am anemic but baby droped at 34 weeks now I can breathe again  
I hope everything is fine with you
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Yup. You could try standing up while leaning over your kitchen table or counter, that worked for me. I also felt like sitting on a birth ball helped baby get his feet out of my lungs, so if you have one, maybe give that a shot?
I promise it gets better once the baby drops. (Though the trade off seems to be you pee more)
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Thanks everyone! I bought a belly band and have been sleeping in it and for some crazy reason it helps! I slept through the night last night Yayyyy
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where did you get the belly band?  What brand?
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