Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    PLEASE NOTE: If you are not yet pregnant click here to check out one of our other pregnancy communities.
    Includes Expert Content
    Hard to breath
    jon3brn posted:
    All the books I have read, say that once the baby drops; the mother finds it easier to breath. I have not found this to be true. Could this be because my abdomen is too small and she is just too big or could it be the position I am sitting in? I am a nose breather and find it very unpleasant and unsightly to breath through my mouth as if I am a panting dog in heat (that is how I feel I look when I am trying to catch my breath).

    Anyone else have a hard time breathing? I am currently 36wks/3dys.
    Me(28) and DH(28), Married and TTC since April 2008, 3 rounds of clomid no success, 6 month break, Jan and Feb 2012 cancelled cycles due to cysts, Mar cycle IUIs 3/2-3/3, testing 3/17 BFP. 1st u/s 4-4
    Robert O Atlas, MD responded:
    It is very common to have patients complain of shortness of breath. Having said that, there are some patients who have a significant problem. That is a blood clot in the lung. that is why I tell everyone who has this complaint to be seen immediately to make sure it is normal shortness of breath and not anything worse.

    Some easy ways to know is:
    1. Can you walk up a flight of stairs without stopping
    2. Can you walk a city block

    If the answer is yes, I can do both, then probably you are OK. If not, you need an immediate evaluation.

    Please don't hesitate to go to the hospital immediately to make sure you are OK> I take these symptoms very seriously.

    Good luck.

    Helpful Tips

    Easing Early Pregnancy NauseaExpert
    For many women, eating a small snack every hour or two will keep nausea to a minimum. Almost any food will do, but nuts are a great choice, ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    41 of 56 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.