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A 28-year-old female asked:

I'm 36 weeks pregnant and i just listened to my babies heartrste on the packet fetal doppler i have at home and it read 194. should i be concerned?

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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
A Verified Doctoranswered
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Heart beat accelerat: When the baby moves at this point of the pregnancy, the heart rate goes up. This is called an acceleration and is a good thing. It should settle back down soon afterwards to the normal range. If it stays elevated and you are having pain or fever, you should contact your OB right away.

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