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Breathless in Pregnancy Tag

Oxygen for Pregnancy

The health of the expectant mother and the unborn child is enhanced by increasing oxygen flow Due to hormonal changes and increased demands from their growing infants, pregnant women need 20% extra oxygen. As the baby develops and grows, it may occasionally cause discomfort or difficulty breathing because it may be pressing against the diaphragm. Is it normal to feel breathless in pregnancy? For 60–70% of expecting mothers, shortness of breath is a...