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A 28-year-old female asked:

I got startled while i was asleep - i m 6 weeks pregnant - i got up immediately and had such a high pulse! is there any threat to the baby?

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Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 21 years experience
No : A scare and a brief period of high heart rate, or tachycardia, is not a risk to your pregnancy.

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Last updated May 16, 2013

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