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Chest Pain During Pregnancy

Many things can cause chest pain during pregnancy.  However, during pregnancy experiencing chest pain is very common. Chest pain during pregnancy can be caused by certain foods we eat or it can be sign of something else. 

If you’re experiencing chest pain, we highly recommend to reach out to your doctor.

Is Chest Pain An Early Sign Of Pregnancy

Women typically have many of the early signs of pregnancy. Chest pain is not a sign of pregnancy but it’s very common during pregnancy.

Causes of Chest Pain In Pregnancy

There are many causes of chest pain during pregnancy.

  • Heartburn, as the uterus enlargers after the 20th week, it pushes the stomach up causing heartburn.
  • Indigestion, It happens pretty often gas get’s trapped in the chest area.
  • Pressure from the baby, as the baby keeps growing it pushes up on your ribs.
  • Stress, You have heard it before stress kills. Make sure to find out what is stressing you out and try not to stress out anymore.
  • Breast, Gaining weight from your breast will occur while pregnant making it you have shortness of breath.
  • Asthma, during pregnancy will become more complicated as you grow larger causing you to have shortness of breath.

More Serious Causes of Chest Pain During Pregnancy

There are many serious causes of chest pain during pregnancy.

  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Heart attack
  • Congenital heart disease

How To Relieve Chest Pain While Pregnant

While pregnant if your chest pain becomes severe, persistent, or follow by shortness of breathe we highly recommend calling your doctor.

When To Worry About Chest Pain During Pregnancy

There are many signs of chest pain during pregnancy.  

  •  Chest pain followed with shortness of breathes, dizziness, feeling of fatigue and sweating.
  • Severe stabbing pain in the left side of your chest.
  • Burning pain in the upper chest area.
  • Chest pain occurring while lying down.

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