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A 46-year-old member asked:

my baby went up to 170. how high are normal beats per minute heart rate?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
0-3m is 85-205 awake: As above with an average awake rate of 140.

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A member asked:

Is it dangerous if I feel my baby's heart rate goes up a lot when he cries?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
No: It is very normal for your baby's heart rate to elevate when he is fussy. As long as his color appears to be normal (i.e. Lips remain pink in color, never dusky, blue or purple), your baby is having good circulation. Once your baby calms down, the heart rate should go back down to it's normal pace.
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A 28-year-old member asked:

Is there any relatioship between the heart rate of a baby and gender?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Heart rate of baby: Not at all, ther is no relationship.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What're the reasons a baby's heart rate drops?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
??during labor??: During labor this is commonly followed as an indicator of babies well being.Heart rate changes can be expected from head compression during a contraction.This triggers babies vagus nerve to slow the heart some during pressure & let it speed up as it lets off. It can also indicate poor blood flow thru the placenta & umbilical cord if the heart rate does not come back to normal=distress=need to act.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is a baby's heart rate when they are in distress?

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Dr. Alisa Niksch
Pediatric Cardiology 22 years experience
More than an adult!: A baby, when crying, upset, or in pain, will have a heart rate in the vicinity of 180-200 bpm. I have even seen infant heart rates go slightly higher. However, after the source of the stress is removed and the infant calms, the heart rate will come down to around 120-140 bpm.
A 37-year-old female asked:

I was told my baby measured 5w3d with a heart rate of 160, is that too high?

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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Normal: Babies in utero normally have a high heart rate.

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