Random Chest Congestion

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by MoonMelody, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. MoonMelody

    MoonMelody Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2010
    Messages:
    1,412
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi, folks. So, as of about an hour ago, I started having a little bit of trouble breathing. It feels like my chest is congested, but my nose is totally clear and I have no cold or flu symptoms at all. It's really uncomfortable, and I can't go more than about a minute without feeling the need to cough. I'm actually a bit nervous about going to sleep. Any ideas?
     
  2. RJ2

    RJ2 Mum to 2

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2011
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    0
  3. Robiloo

    Robiloo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    385
    Likes Received:
    0
    Im the same, my heart pounds and I have trouble breathing .. especially if I'm overly active!

    I read this:

    You may even notice it early in pregnancy, although at that stage it's more often sensed as a heightened awareness of the need to breathe.

    You need more oxygen during pregnancy, and your body adapts to meet this need in several ways. An increase in hormones, particularly progesterone, directly affects your lungs and stimulates the respiratory center in your brain. And while the number of breaths you take per minute actually changes very little during pregnancy, the amount of air you take in with each breath increases significantly.
     
  4. Littlechimpma

    Littlechimpma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2010
    Messages:
    166
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've had a chesty dry cough for about 2 days now, almost feel like choking when I cough. I have had a stuffed nose in the morning too but it clears as the morning goes on. Tonight I notice some 'stuff' on my chest, so guess I am getting cold.chest infection.

    Hope your coughing goes away before bedtime and you get a peaceful nights sleep
     
  5. hope4bubba

    hope4bubba Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2010
    Messages:
    415
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have just been reading in a pregnancy book about this it says its normal to have shortness of breath its &ormones affecting the lungs x
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice