Your body does AMAZING thing during pregnancy in order to accommodate a growing baby. One of the things your body does is to temporarily displace your organs to make room for a growing uterus and baby. That's right, I said organ displacement.
If your organs end up rearranging themselves, sometimes they begin to push up into the lungs, causing breathlessness. This is common in the second trimester and can continue until baby drops in the week or so before birth.
If you've wondered why you are so out of breath after walking a block, or even walking down a staircase, this is likely the reason why!
While we can't fix organ displacement in Prenatal Yoga, we can try and help provide you with some temporary respite from the discomfort of organs pushing up into your lungs, causing breathlessness.
Check out the full post here at East Side Yoga.
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MamaChakra serves the following geographic areas in and around Northern Virginia (NoVa): Arlington, Alexandria, Annandale, Falls Church, Fairfax, Springfield. I also serve the Washington D.C. Metro Area.
MamaChakra's students have given birth at the following DMV-area hospitals: George Washington (GW) Midwives, Virginia Hospital Center, INOVA Alexandra, INOVA Fairfax, and Sibley Hospital.