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Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Shortness of Breath In Pregnancy

Okay. Next let's consider whether the shortness of breath is because your chest feels tight. This might occur if you are upset or anxious. For many people, going for a walk when they are upset or anxious helps them feel better.

However, if shortness of breath is caused by pregnancy or a medical condition, it would almost always get worse with physical exertion.

Do you become more short of breath when you walk, climb stairs, or perform other types of exertion?

Yes, my shortness of breath is worse with exertion.

No, it feels the same or better with exertion.

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