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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Abnormal Fetal Heart Rate (Overview)

After the first trimester, the fetal heart rate should fluctuate between 110-160 beats per minute. Arrhythmias (skipped beats, tachy-/brady-arrhythmias) account for most pre-labor abnormal heart rates. Intrapartum fetal heart rate depends on fetal oxygenation and placental perfusion and is used to prevent death of brain injury during labor. Decelerations may be early, variable or late.


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What is the definition or description of: abnormal fetal heart rate?

What is the definition or description of: abnormal fetal heart rate?

<110, or >160 bpm.: After the first trimester, the fetal heart rate should fluctuate between 110-160 beats per minute. Arrhythmias (skipped beats, tachy-/brady-arrhythmias) account for most pre-labor abnormal heart rates. Intrapartum fetal heart rate depends on fetal oxygenation and placental perfusion and is used to prevent death of brain injury during labor. Decelerations may be early, variable or late. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
6 doctors shared insights

Abnormal Fetal Heart Rate (Overview)

After the first trimester, the fetal heart rate should fluctuate between 110-160 beats per minute. Arrhythmias (skipped beats, tachy-/brady-arrhythmias) account for most pre-labor abnormal heart rates. Intrapartum fetal heart rate depends on fetal oxygenation and placental perfusion and is used to prevent death of brain injury during labor. Decelerations may be early, variable or late.


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6 weeks 4 days, fetal heart rate 128, should I be concerned?

6 weeks 4 days, fetal heart rate 128, should I be concerned?

No: Don't worry. That is normal for a fetus that size. As the fetus grows heart rate will come down. ...Read more

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Treating an Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Checklist)

Make healthy lifestyle choices
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Stop smoking and avoid second-hand smoke
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Avoid excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol
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Fetal heart rate at 8 weeks was 163 BPM but today at 9 weeks it was 144. Is this normal?

Fetal heart rate at 8 weeks was 163 BPM but today at 9 weeks it was 144. Is this normal?

Fetal heart rate: Just like us, the fetal heart rate varies from moment to moment and the baseline varies as well. The rates you present seem fine. ...Read more

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Low fetal heart rate decelerations, i'm worried!?

Low fetal heart rate decelerations, i'm worried!?

In labor?: How are you finding them? Checking at home or on a monitor in the hospital? Either way, go to your closest hospital and get checked to be sure that your baby is doing ok. Good luck! ...Read more

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Living with Congestive Heart Failure (Checklist)

Weigh yourself daily. Alert doctor to any increases.
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Take medications as prescribed
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Tell the doctor if your legs swell or you get short of breath
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Low fetal heart rate at 18 weeks. How to treat it?

No need: Baby's heart rates change all the time. Unless the baby has a heart block that is affecting its growth there is no need for treatment. Hope the info helped. Normal heart rate is around 120-160. ...Read more

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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At 33 weeks fetal heart rate is 162. Is that normal?

At 33 weeks fetal heart rate is 162. Is that normal?

Yes: Normal FH rate is 120-160 with frequent accelerations > 15 points. If you listened longer, you would have heard the variability in the rate. ...Read more

Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more