Every day, your body needs water to rejuvenate and stay hydrated.
The water you drink is the core essence of life so it’s always important to drink pure.
As your pregnancy progresses, you may sometimes feel short of breath. This happens because of your expanding womb, which holds your baby and is now beginning to occupy more room, giving your lungs less space to expand. Thus, you may feel breathless and as the baby keeps growing, this may occur even more often.
But remember, this feeling of breathlessness does not mean that you are getting insufficient air. So, don’t try to correct the situation by taking deep and short breaths as that may only make you feel more breathless, tingly, dizzy or even faint.
Here are some tips to follow when you feel you are short of breath:
Many women experience some relief during labour by practising “patterned breathing”. This term simply refers to a pattern or method of breathing. Different patterns can be used at different times. Some instances are mentioned below:
Studies have suggested that woman who breathe polluted air with high levels of ozone are at a higher risk of pre-eclampsia (hypertension during pregnancy) and pre-term birth (childbirth before 37 weeks of pregnancy); this may occur more frequently in women suffering from asthma. Also, exposure to pollution with a high concentration of PM2.5 (particulate matter of size 2.5μm), may increase the possibility of autism in the child.
Women who smoke may have trouble conceiving a child, while those who smoke during pregnancy increase their risk of complications such as: