out of breath

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KAYMYA's picture
Joined: 09/18/07
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out of breath

for some reason i have been more out of breath....certain times I am fine other times not..i feel like i have to take a huge breathe to get enough oxygen especially during workouts! it makes my workout very difficult..

Nikerz20's picture
Joined: 04/18/09
Posts: 673

Ah yes and it only gets worse as baby grows Wink Climbing stairs is my killer!

You could try reducing the intensity of your workout?

KAYMYA's picture
Joined: 09/18/07
Posts: 230

i didnt really have issues last pg so i was caught off gaurd with it.....i have not intentionally reduced intensity of workouts alot because i stop to breathe all the time! lol i cannot imagine what i will feel like in 6 months

Lizbet22's picture
Joined: 04/01/09
Posts: 2859

I get out of breath just walking the dog...so unfit!!...LOL
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brady_bunch_plus_one's picture
Joined: 11/27/04
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If you are getting out of breath your body is telling you it is time to slow down. Exspecially during a work out.The increase in blood flow has a huge impact on your lungs which is why you feel out of breath so easy.Even the fittest of people have that problem.

violetgrl's picture
Joined: 02/04/08
Posts: 181

I have been out of breath since before I got my BFP, one of the highlights of having asthma,ha!
If I remember the breathlessness caused by the blood volume gets better and is replaced by the breathlessness caused by the bump, which does not feel as bad in my opinion.

Jenni Beth's picture
Joined: 03/03/11
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You could be iron deficient. Try getting your levels checked. It is definitely a possibility. Especially since your blood volume increases during pregnancy.

KAYMYA's picture
Joined: 09/18/07
Posts: 230

thanks for the insight ladies..i really hope i dont have to quit working out as i dont want to "roll" in to L&D lol!!! my next gym trip is tommorow, lets see how it goes..I def have been staying away from the jumping jacks and other things though!

Joined: 04/04/11
Posts: 49

I totally hear what you're saying!! I'm a part-time fitness instructor and the first week or so I would get out of breath just WALKING! However, it has improved greatly. I taught my TurboKick class tonight and wasn't tired at all. I've noticed that with working out, my body goes into shock if I don't do a good warm up and let it know it's time to get going! That has helped me a lot since my BFP. Good luck and keep movin'!!