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How can I cope with shortness of breath during pregnancy?

Uncomfortable breathing may become a problem once the fetus is large enough to interfere with your breathing muscles. For easier breathing, slow down your movements, and practice deep breaths from the chest. Also, speak to your obstetrician about undergarments that provide abdominal support.

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