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Causes Of Fetal Heart Rate
Many causes.: Bradyarrhythmias (heart block, hypothyroidism, drugs) can lower the fetal heart rate persistently, however the most common reason is cord or placental accidents that threaten the fetal well-being. Your obstetrician and/or perinatologist should be able to help you avoid this problem. ...Read more
I'm 7 weeks pregnant. What causes fetal heart rate to drop from 122 BPM to 81 BPM in two days after pregnancy looked great?
Hard to say: This question is difficult to answer, because we aren't typically measuring the fetal heartbeat over extended periods of time at this gestational age. Possible technical error . There's not much to do ---> continue to watch the pregnancy. It's normal for fetuses to have cyclic drops in their heartbeat. You may want to consider closer following and possibly an echocardiogram later in pregnancy. ...Read more
Today at 10 weeks pg my baby's fetal heart rate was 198 bmp what could cause this? I hadn't had any caffeine? Is everything ok?
I'm 20 weeks preg.Had us last week n fetal heart rate was 120 then 68. After 2 days had fetal echo it was 138.Today it was 62 then 72 what cd cause it?
Need rate and rhythm: At about 5 weeks the fetal heart is about the same as the mothers ( less than 100bpm) . By 9-10 weeks the fetal heart rate averages about 175bpm. The fetus may have been under some distress or this may be normal. I would have it checked again at earliest convenience. A uterine U/S can show if the fetal blood supply is adequate. ...Read more
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