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Shortness of Breath In Pregnancy
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Anxiety is a common reason for shortness of breath that comes and goes.
The shortness of breath that accompanies anxiety or a panic attack can feel quite severe and very scary. In fact, shortness of breath often increases the anxiety level, which can make the shortness of breath even worse. If you have had panic attack or anxiety-related shortness of breath before, follow your doctor's instructions about easing yourself out of it.
If you have not been previously diagnosed with panic disorder or hyperventilation from anxiety, contact your doctor, nurse, or midwifeto discuss your symptoms .