Heart and lung issues during pregnancy 

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Your body will go through a variety of changes during the course of your pregnancy and your heart, respiratory and circulatory system are no exception.

These changes can cause a range of unpleasant symptoms that can be very worrying for mums-to-be. And while these are usually very common, in some cases they may signal the presence of an underlying condition.

If you’ve noticed any worrying changes in your heart rate or breathing, don't delay. Talk to a doctor today.

Our GPs can discuss your symptoms and if needed, refer you for further testing or treatment.

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How common are heart and lung issues during pregnancy?

While pregnancy can put a big strain on your heart and lungs, for most women, any problems that occur can be successfully handled, allowing them to have a safe pregnancy and childbirth.

If you’ve got a pre-existing heart or lung condition, or such issues run in your family, you may require special care over the course of your pregnancy.

Even if you’ve never experienced issues with your heart or lungs before, the stress pregnancy puts on your body can cause problems to develop.

If you’re experiencing any worrying symptoms, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. Our GPs can assess your condition and provide expert advice and guidance on the next steps in tackling the issue – letting you get on with a happy, healthy pregnancy.

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