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Fetal Heart Rate At 9 Weeks Pregnant
I am 26weeks pregnancy my ths is 0.34 I take 100mcg. And my baby fetal heart rate 145/min and my hemoglobin 9.2gms%.I take macal vip 500mg in daly 2?
D/w your doctor: Follow up with your doctor/ob- you need to have your iron and folate (folic acid) level checked and if they are low- definitely need to get replacement. Your thyroid medication dose may also need to be adjusted down slightly. Also, you need to take prenatal multivitamin one a day. I don't know what is inside the macal vip- but I assume it is vit c mainly. Discuss further with your ob. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Can be: Usually 110 -170 is considered normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Your heart rate: How was this heart rate taken? 88 is too low to be a normal fetal heart rate, the range is roughly 120's -150's. If the reading was with a doppler or stethoscope, it is likely that they picked up your heart rate and not your baby's. Give your OB a call for clarification. ...Read more
If I took indoethacin in my last weeks of pregnancy, should the fetal heart rate be monitored on a daily basis?
Depends: Indomethacin taken frequently over a long period of time can cause a transient change in the fetal heart circulation (in doctor speak it closes the ductus arteriosus). Small doses for only a few days, which is usually the only thing we would do, is not particularly dangerous. Check with your doctor on why you are taking it and whether monitoring is needed. ...Read more
Is it normal for the fetal heart rate to slow down at night? I'm 11 weeks pregnant. Normally baby's heart rate is 150's last night it was 120's.
Fetus sleep too:
It is common for the fetal heart rate to decrease 10-20% while asleep.
Thank you. ...Read more
What is the percentage of having a successful VBAC after 1 c-sec no complications with 1st pregnancy. C-sec due to non reassuring fetal heart rate?
Almost: The same as before. Since the first cs was for heart tones and not failure to progress, you should have a 80 +\- percent chance of having a successful vaginal delivery. Find an OB who has a low CS rate. Not total CS but For a woman's first CS. My primary rate is 14 percent. That means for a woman with no prior CS, she has an 86 percent chance of a vag delivery. Good luck. ...Read more
Probably: You really need to ask this question to your OB/GYN ...Read more
Fetal heart rate: Absolutely normalGet a more detailed answer ›
I am 20 weeks 6 days pregnant. My fetal heart rate is 152bpm. Is this normal at this gestational age?
Yes: Yes that is normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm 5 weeks, 3 days pregnant and an ultrasound showed a fetal heart rate of 104, which the technician said was low. Should I be concerned? Thank you.
Fetal heart: The normal fetal heart rate is considered 120-160, but lower rates above 100 can be normal. A very low heart rate on an ultrasound at 5-6 weeks is worrisome for an impending miscarriage. There is nothing you or your doctor can do about this. The best thing for you to do would be to get weekly ultrasounds for the next 3-4 weeks to make sure the pregnancy is progressing normally. ...Read more
NO: Unless the monitor is picking up your OWN heart beats ...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
18 weeks pregnant, using Doppler, fetal heart rate was going fast then slowed down a lot for a couple beats then sped up again?
Sounds pretty normal: But if you are concerned discuss this with your health care professional. ...Read more
Probably fine: Personally I wouldn't worry about it.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is a normal fetal heart rate at 6 weeks pregnant. I just got my ultrasound today at 6 weeks, 1 day. The heart rate was 103 bpm, that was slow?
Fetal Heart Rate: That is so low that many of us would assume that this is your heart rate and not the baby's. ...Read more
Is progesterone level of 14 at 8 weeks too low to sustain pregnancy? Fetal heart rate was detected
I'm 12 weeks pregnant and so far I've only seen my normal family doctor. He check fetal heart rate but that's it, should I be seeing anyone else?
I suggest "yes": Unless your family doctor has an active obstetrical practice - delivers babies and sees patents for prenatal care - you need to start seeing an OBGyn or provider who doe these things. In some communities family docs do obstetrics, but unless yours is one of them, you now need an OB doctor, not just a "doctor." Good wishes. ...Read more
7 weeks pregnant spotting for 5 days had ultrasound on day 3 of spotting, fetal heart rate 154, could this still be a sign of miscarriage?
Possible: While noting a viable (presence of fetal heart beat) intrauterine pregnancy is reassuring, a subsequent miscarriage is still possible. Risk of miscarriage depends on women's age, increasing with advancing maternal age. Important to note that bleeding during pregnancy is not uncommon. However, best to notify your ob-gyn if heavy bleeding and/or significant pelvic pain. ...Read more
Age:37. Recurrent miscarriage history. Early mmc. Currently 11w6d. Fetal heart rate has been 180 since 9 weeks. Does this definitely indicate a proble?
Congratulations: Congratulations on making it to 12 weeks given your history of recurrent miscarriage. It sounds like things are going well so far. There is variation in the fetal heart rate and no conclusions can be made at this point from this isolated number. ...Read more
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
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
<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
My baby has got a fetal heart rate of 79 bpm! I am 12 weeks along! The nurse practitioner did not schedule a follow up ultrasound! What do I do?
Fetal heart rate: Fetal heart rate is very variable. Call your obgyn and schedule an appointment for 3 months follow-up. ...Read more