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Inthe cardiology news, you must have read that pregnant women go through different emotions like; sad, happy, stressed, and excited. These mood fluctuations may cause shortness of breath, and it may even risk the life of the mother and that of the unborn child.


If you need more information, then read this article and learn more about the causes and precautions of breathlessness during pregnancy.


Causes of breathlessnessin pregnant women:

  • In pregnant women, the progesterone hormone is the major cause of shortness of breath. Because the progesterone hormone it increases the amount of oxygen delivered into the blood, increasing the women's lung capacity and leading to shortness of breath.

  • House and office work is another common cause of shortness of breath in pregnant women. They often come under stress and mood fluctuations.

  • Later in their pregnancy, as the fetus gets bigger, the organs change their position which increases the amount of pressure on the diaphragm. Thus congestion in the organs causes the diaphragm to no longer extend and retract which causes shallow breathing, and ultimately women feel short of breath.


All these symptoms may cause serious problems like; respiratory illness (asthma or pneumonia), rapid breathing, chest pain, faint, blueness around the lips, the fingers or the toes, and cough and fever.


Here are some solutions for shortness of breath, which may help pregnant women to get some relief from this condition:

  • Breathing exercises: doing breathing exercises at home to counter this condition. A woman should take deep breaths, and inhale as much as she can to the count of three, then she should hold her breath for at least two seconds and then exhale slowly, by counting to six or more.

  • Yoga: it is often said, that yoga therapy is best for pregnant women, as it helps to give them peace of mind in a physical, mental and spiritual terms. A yoga trainer would guide a woman with various breathing techniques, and make her aware of breathing patterns during pregnancy.

  • Adequate rest: besides the above remedies, women indulge in activities that would make them feel stressed, so to overcome that, a pregnant woman should take adequate rest or take a break in between activities to avoid complications.


For further information about shortness of breath during pregnancy, read cardiology articles, that would provide you with tips and precautions during pregnancy.


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