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Shortness of Breath In Pregnancy

Leg swelling and mild shortness of breath are both quite common during pregnancy. But let's consider other possibilities.

For instance, people with heart problems can develop shortness of breath and swollen legs. But they usually have other symptoms, such as:

- Shortness of breath that wakes them from sleep

- Need to prop themselves up with pillows to fall asleep

- Leg swelling that is getting progressively worse

Do any of these additional symptoms apply to you?

Yes, I have one or more of these symptoms.

No, just the leg swelling and shortness of breath.

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