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A 34-year-old female asked:

I am 19 weeks pregnant. my resting heart rate is around 100. will this be a problem later during delivery? is natural birth advisable with high pulse?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Should be fine.: An elevation of the heart rate is not unexpected, as the presence of the growing baby reduces venous return of blood from the lower body, among other reasons. Should not be an issue going forward, but have your Obstetrician monitor at your prenatal visits. And remember your prenatal vitamins.
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