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what is abnormal fetal heart rate

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: The normal fetal heart rate throughout pregnancy ranges from 110 beats per minute to 170 beats per minute. In labor the fetal heart rate should still ... Read More
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Dr. Boris Aronzon
24 years experience Anesthesiology
Fetal HR: The changes in the fetal heart rate pattern, which usually are detected by fetal heart rate monitor (efm) that suggest that there may be a physiologic ... Read More
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
<110, or >160 bpm.: After the first trimester, the fetal heart rate should fluctuate between 110-160 beats per minute. Arrhythmias (skipped beats, tachy-/brady-arrhythmia ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Rose
17 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
No: Don't worry. That is normal for a fetus that size. As the fetus grows heart rate will come down.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Newman
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
In labor?: How are you finding them? Checking at home or on a monitor in the hospital? Either way, go to your closest hospital and get checked to be sure that yo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: A fetal heart rate can range from 110 to 170. Anything between this is considered normal. A babies heart rate will vary just like yours does.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
31 years experience Cardiology
120-180: 120-180.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jose Abreu
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No need: Baby's heart rates change all the time. Unless the baby has a heart block that is affecting its growth there is no need for treatment. Hope the info ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Westford
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Normal FH rate is 120-160 with frequent accelerations > 15 points. If you listened longer, you would have heard the variability in the rate.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chan Hwang
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
About 140-170 bpm...: At about 8 weeks 5 days the normal embryonic heart rate ranges between 140 to 170 bpm. Best wishes for a safe pregnancy and delivery to whomever this ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Cord compression.: Usually excessive variation of the fetal heart rate in labor is due to some degree of umbilical cord compression.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Thyroid disorders.: The proper answer to your question is that typically the baseline fetal heart rate does not correlate with fetal growth. Rare scenarios where this gen ... Read More
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