I've pretty much kissed sleeping goodbye over the past 3 weeks, and I am just about 37 weeks pregnant so have a few more weeks to go. Between not being able to sleep on my belly, nor my back because I can't breathe, and recently I am limited on my sides. I will sleep about twenty minutes on one side, and will wake up feeling like someone whacked my thigh with a sledgehammer, so I'll roll over to the other side, and twenty minutes later the same thing will happen. then I get up every two hours to pee, and every hour I wake up from a super dry mouth so have to chug some water. Last week I had an episode of Sleep Paralysis (where your mind wakes up but your body is still asleep, and it takes several minutes to wake your body up). Last night I had 3 contractions that woke me up (Braxton I'm sure).
My husband told me this morning that he noticed I stopped breathing at least twice during the night. I'd take a deep breath, and stop breathing for 10 seconds, then start breathing rapidly for a minute, then settle back into sleep. I know that's obviously a symptom of sleep apnea, so that worries me. It's also a sign of pre-eclampsia, and I've been showing a few other signs of that as well (some dizziness, and swelling). I have a doctor's appointment on Wednesday, so my husband is going to check on me during the night again until then. I wanted to get some opinions on what you guys think. Could this be apnea? Or pre-eclampsia?
I know that I developed some sleep apnea when I was pregnant with my daughter. My husband didn't alert me, I would wake myself up gasping for air. It only happened when I would roll onto my back when I was sleeping. I never developed pre-e. Either way, it's something your OB should be alerted of! At least you're in the home stretch :)
I can't breathe at all when on my back, but yesterday and today I am short of breath all the time and get winded fast when I talk. I know some of my anxiety is probably because my pregnancy with my daughter was a piece of cake, and this pregnancy has been a piece of cake up until a couple weeks ago. I'm not used to feeling crappy or like something is wrong. We'll see tomorrow!
I'm always short of breath when I'm pregnant, especially at the end. For me, it was normal because I had really big babies - my uterus took up a lot of lung space. Hopefully it's nothing!
My first daughter was 9lbs 7oz! I went two weeks over due and never had a single problem, other than a little back pain. I got way way way lucky. This one is measuring about 7lbs right now but I just can't catch my breath. I suppose it's probably normal, but it sucks!