Breathlessness at 31 wks

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  1. Jkelmum

    Jkelmum Well-Known Member

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    I have very bad asthma and have been on steroids on and off for the last 10 yrs ....My question how much breathlessness is normal at 31 wks ...My peak flow as dropped over last few wks my best is 400 but average as been 350 for last few wks but tday and yesturday ive been getting 270 basically i just wanna know how breathless u felt at 31 wks i am not due to see my asthma specialist until 12th of may but will be ringing monday xxx
     
  2. ~KACI~

    ~KACI~ Well-Known Member

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    Hun defiantly ring monday, I know that you do get more breathless at the end due to baby growing bigger and putting pressure on your chest...but with you having asthma its not worth the risk...eek at you peakflow, definatly mention that x
     
  3. Jkelmum

    Jkelmum Well-Known Member

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    Ive started my steroids 3rd day tday :cry: I hate takin them at this stage as bubs can get addicted ....I spent the last 8 wks in hospital in my last pregnancy so kinda dreading it ....
     
  4. 2nd time mum

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    I know that I do get quite breathless at times, sometimes so much that it is a bit hard to breath especially going uphill! I would hate to have asma and go through it and it may get worse as summers approaches. Speak to them on Monday and let us know how you get on xx
     
  5. leighbaby

    leighbaby yummy mummy

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    I have been on montelukast, alvesco and my blue inhaler (at least twice a day) the whole pregnancy.

    My asthma has been up and down the whole time with a few days here and there on prednisolone too.

    I haven't found that bubs has increased my asthma though...yet! But I feel very unfit and get breathless from that. X
     
  6. Jkelmum

    Jkelmum Well-Known Member

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    I am on symbicort 400 mg 4puffs twice a day plus inbetween also ventolin and acrovent and now my 3 rd day of prednislone 40mg ...this is my 3rd course of it durin my pregnancy x
     
  7. leighbaby

    leighbaby yummy mummy

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    I know it is horrible to think about the chemicals we are taking, but it is important we get enough oxygen for ourselves and our babies. Potentially not controlling our asthma could be worse for us and our LO's. Thats what I tell myself everytime I pill pop. XX
     
  8. Jkelmum

    Jkelmum Well-Known Member

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    I know ...its just knowin i am gettin to the stage where i am out of control that scares me .....My nebuliser as been used for 1st time in months this week ....i kno whats best for me is best for baby and would never not take my meds :hugs:
     
  9. jano

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    I havn`t got asthma, but i get really breathless really quickly, I am 32 weeks and huffing and puffing. If i eat a meal I feel stifled and keep taking deep breaths.I am glad you posted about this because we have a few weeks to go and its already so uncomfortable. I get braxton hicks too and sometimes they seem to put pressure up into my diaghpram. Its all a bit much, I never had all this with my 1st pregnancy, this one is hard work, wasn`t expecting the discomfort.
     
  10. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Well-Known Member

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    I dont know nothing about ''numbers'' but I am getting more and more breathless and to go to the shops we have to go up a slight raised bank and I am now having to stop half way and have a seat to get my breath back.
    From really early doors going upstairs was leaving me panting and puffing and i was quite fit - so yeh, pregnancy defo makes us really breathless like old women I reckon!

    Everything is a struggle and an effort right now and has been for a while.

    :hugs:
     
  11. JJF

    JJF Finished at 3

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    I'm only 28 weeks and I'm carrying pretty low but I seem to be VERY out of breath at times, much more than I would have anticipated and I don't remember being out of breath even at the end with my first two babies! I'm assuming it might be "normal" but you definitly want to check with your doc as you said since you have such sever asthma

    Good Luck!
     
  12. esther

    esther Mum to Layla born June 09

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    I sometimes find it difficult to sleep at night because my breathing is very laboured, I have to readjust myself and prop my chest up higher and take deep breaths. It is horrible, so I can sympathise with you. Just make sure you are taking it easy ok hun xx
     

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