Re: Shortness of breath - at end of first trimester...
I'm really wondering if that's what this is. It's back again now at 16 weeks. I've been getting enough water, and I'm taking my prenatals everyday. I have my 16w appt tomorrow and will ask for an iron level to be checked.
Originally Posted by nisha
I am anemic and if I'm not taking iron, I feel exactly like you are describing. I take Floradix and have felt SO much better since I started!
I was borderline anemic with my two previous pregnancies but the shortness of breath was NOTHING compared to this time!
Funny if that is it though because I remember my level at my first appointment was 17.9... the midwife actually commented that I had "the iron level of a man". That was when I was drinking green smoothies with about 3 cups of spinach a day, but I can't handle that being pregnant anymore - the cold of the smoothie now that fall is here won't go down well, and that's a lot of liquid to get down at once.