Additionally, your lungs may not be able to expand completely due to the pressure from your growing baby. During these final weeks, the baby’s bones are also getting stronger.
In the last few weeks before delivery, your baby may settle deeper into the pelvis, so you should be able to breathe better. Some pressure is relieved on the lungs and diaphragm with the baby in this position.
Within a few weeks, breathing difficulties should disappear.
When To Call A Doctor
Ang buntis na hirap huminga is normal but there are some instances when difficulty in breathing could be a sign of something severe. If you have one or more of the following symptoms, it is best to seek immediate medical attention or rush to the emergency room:
- Feeling extremely short of breath
- Shortness of breath accompanied with swelling in the face (this could possible be an allergic reaction)
- Inability to speak in complete sentences due to breathing problems
- Breathing difficulties that occur suddenly and unexpectedly
- Shortness of breath that is accompanied with chest pain
- Persistent Cough
- Blue discoloration in the lips
- Blue discoloration in the fingers and toes
- Worsening asthma
Managing Shortness of Breath During Pregnancy
The closer you get to delivery, the more comfortable and easy it is to breathe. At this stage, your baby slowly drops into your pelvis, allowing more room for your lungs to expand.