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i had an ultrasound today at 8 weeks 3 days pregnant , the babies heart rate was 172 bpm is this normal ? and a good sign of survival ?

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Normal HR: Normal heart rate at around 8 weeks. A normal HR at 8 weeks is a good sign but is not a good predictor of long term issues/survival. Take good care of yourself and work with your OB/GYN closely over the coming months and ask lots of questions. A new baby is an both an exciting and scary time. Good luck.
Answered on Mar 28, 2016

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