Shortness of breath during pregnancy can affect your health

Experiencing shortness of breath may indicate heart problems. Photo courtesy of Perinatal Mental Health Project

Not being able to breathe properly during pregnancy can affect your health and that of your unborn baby.

What does it mean?

Shortness of breath could mean that you have heart problems. Heart problems during pregnancy or after giving birth can do damage to your heart and even shorten your life.

What should I do?

If you feel short of breath, seek help from a nurse, health care worker or doctor as soon as possible.

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