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is it safe for my heartrate to climb above 140 beats a minute during pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Transiently: Don't panic if you notice your heart rate has climbed above 140. You can simply slow down your pace in order to bring it back down again.
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: But if this happens very often or stays up very long it should probably be further evaluated. In the mean time eliminate caffiene from your diet if you havent already.

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