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How should I place the monitor to listen to my babies heart beat?

How should I place the monitor to listen to my babies heart beat?

Fetal Monitor: For non medical people, the best way is place the monitor below the umbilicus and sweeps on either side of the lower abdomen until you hear heart beat. Whereever you pick up heart keep the monitor there. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and wore a heart monitor for a week with no diagnosis afterwards, but I often can't breathe and have an irregular, fluttering heart beat?

I'm 18 and wore a heart monitor for a week with no diagnosis afterwards, but I often can't breathe and have an irregular, fluttering heart beat?

More monitor?: If symptoms did not occur while you were wearing the monitor, you may need a longer monitor. If symptoms did occur with your monitor you do have a diagnosis. Should check with your doc. ...Read more

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Occassionally, can feel heart beat when go to bed. Lasts a few nights. Rate 75. Been checked by cardiologist. Echo, monitor. Found nothing. Causes?

Occassionally, can feel heart beat when go to bed. Lasts a few nights. Rate 75. Been checked  by cardiologist. Echo, monitor. Found nothing. Causes?

Heart awareness: You probably have a benign heart awareness, where you can from time to time perceive ("feel" or "hear") your heart beating. Your heart rate of 75 is fine, and your tests were fine as well. No worries. ...Read more

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I went at 16 weeks and they had trouble finding the fetus heart beat is this normal or should I be worried I bought a heartbeat monitor & nothing ($24?

I went at 16 weeks and they had trouble finding the fetus heart beat is this normal or should I be worried I bought a heartbeat monitor & nothing ($24?

No: It can be difficult to find the fetal heart rate when it is little, and it is nothing to be worried about. In 2-4 weeks you should be able to feel fetal movement and that should be reassuring. ...Read more

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I take deralin 10 2x a day, i've had holter monitor n ultrasound of d heart. All fine but i still have the missed heart beat. Why?

I take deralin 10 2x a day, i've had holter monitor n ultrasound of d heart. All fine but i still have the missed heart beat. Why?

Most skipped heart: Beats are benign especially in young people. If not accompanied by other symptoms like passing out, dizziness , chest pain, fatigue and headaches, these skipped beats are not of concern. Discuss with your dr for any concerns or questions. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and wore a heart monitor for a week with no diagnosis. I often can't breathe well and have chest pains and irregular, fluttering heart beat?

I'm 18 and wore a heart monitor for a week with no diagnosis. I often can't breathe well and have chest pains and irregular, fluttering heart beat?

If you had: Those feelings,you get often,several times during the week ,you were wearing the monitor,and pushed the button,and no arrhythmia was seen on the monitor?If so,this is likely not your heart.Have you considered panic attacks?Continue to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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48 HR heart monitor results "infrequent ectopy with no atrial ectopics and 0.1% of heart beat being ectopic" please explain in laymans terms?

48 HR heart monitor results "infrequent ectopy with no atrial ectopics and 0.1% of heart beat being ectopic" please explain in laymans terms?

Few extra beats: Ectopy means essentially "extra beats" usually coming earlier than expected in your normal heart rhythm cycle. Atrial ectopics come from the upper part of the heart and are often benign. Ventricular ectopics come from the lower chamber of the heart. A frequency of 0.1% is very low. Continue to monitor with your doctor! ...Read more