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Shortness of Breath During Pregnancy

Breathing like you’ve just run a marathon when all you’ve done is walked across the room? Here are answers to your biggest questions about shortness of breath during pregnancy.
ByC. Joseph Cadle, MD
OB-GYN
Updated
April 21, 2020
woman's mouth open breath shortness

What is shortness of breath during pregnancy? It’s easy to be alarmed when you feel like you can barely catch your breath, but try to relax: Many pregnant women do feel winded, often starting in the second trimester.

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