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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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I have heard that fetal heart rate bear a relation with the gender of the baby. Less than 140 BPM indicates a boy and vice versa. How far is this true?

I have heard that fetal heart rate bear a relation with the gender of the baby. Less than 140 BPM indicates a boy and vice versa. How far is this true?

Not true.: All the indirect "signs" of fetal gender are old wive's tales; if you want to know your baby's sex, just get an ultrasound (or even blood test nowadays such as maternit21/harmony). There is no scientific proof that male fetuses have lower baseline heart-rate in comparison to females. Gender does not affect fetal heart rate variation. Oguch o, steer p. Br j obstet gynaecol. 1998 dec;105(12):1312-4. ...Read more

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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


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What is a non-reassuring fetal heart rate tracing?

What is a non-reassuring fetal heart rate tracing?

Babies tell us a lot: Monitoring a fetus by fetal hr, ultrasound or the expectant woman's perception of activity is important. No one test can tell us everything we need to know, but together they can tell us which babies might be better off delivered. If a baby is near term and the testing is worrisome then obstetric specialists or subspecialists might deliver. But conditions can change. Plus every case is different. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
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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: 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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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. Dennis Higginbotham
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What is the normal fetal heart rate at 11 weeks?

What is the normal fetal heart rate at 11 weeks?

Varies: The normal fetal heart rate at 11 weeks gestation could be anywhere from 110 to 170 beats per minute. ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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I was wondering what does fetal heart rate anomaly mean?

I was wondering what does fetal heart rate anomaly mean?

Anomaly: Can't tell you what the person meant who produced what you are quoting but an anomaly in general is an abnormality. ...Read more

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What is the likely explanation for low fetal heart rate during pushing?

What is the likely explanation for low fetal heart rate during pushing?

Head compression.: Typically, the fetal heart rate decreases episodically with contractions during the pushing stage of labor as the fetal head is compressed and rapidly descends in the birth canal. Head compression causes a parasympathetic neural discharge that slows the heart rate as long as the intracranial pressure continues. Other causes: cord compression, placental failure can also occur. ...Read more

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