38 weeks pregnant mother

Question: Hello ma'am I m in 37th weeks, this days suddenly I have to get up from sleep I feel uneasy n can't breathe, I have to keep the lights on. Why this??

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Answer: Hello dear. In the last trimester of pregnancy, your growing baby pushes your uterus against your diaphragm. The diaphragm is moved up about 4 centimeters from its prepregnancy position. Your lungs are also somewhat compressed. This all means that you’re unable to take in as much air with each breath. Although each breath may bring in less air, the air stays in the lungs longer so you extract the oxygen you and your baby need.Your body also expands your blood volume during pregnancy to make sure your baby is also getting enough oxygen Try and relax dear.The more anxious you become about shallow breathing, the shallower your breathing will become. Listen to what your body is telling you and rest when you need a break. The feeling of breathlessness gets better as you approach delivery. As your baby descends in your pelvis, pressure on the diaphragm and lungs is somewhat relieved. Shortness of breath can be uncomfortable, but there are ways that you can breathe more comfortably. Make sure that you stand up straight with your shoulders back and your head lifted. Visualize a straight line connecting your sternum toward the sky to lift your chest. Aerobic exercise improves your breathing and lowers your pulse. Make sure that any program you begin is approved by your doctor. If you haven’t begun practicing already, now’s a good time to start prenatal yoga. Breathing is central to yoga practice, and the extra stretching can improve your posture and give you more room to breathe. Whatever form of exercise you choose, don’t overdo it! Listen to what your body is telling you. Hope it helps.
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