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Heart Hiccups During Pregnancy
Been having bad hiccups, head aches , heart burn, bloating, slight nasea and a watery discharge . Could this be signs of pregnancy?
A hiccup is an unintentional movement (spasm) of the diaphragm, the muscle at the base of the lungs. The spasm is followed by quick closing of the vocal cords, which produces a distinctive sound. Hiccups often start for no apparent reason and usually disappear after a few minutes. Rarely, hiccups can last for days, weeks, or months. Hiccups are common and normal ...Read more
9wks pregnant and having heart flutters about every 20 minutes, only lasts for a second and no other symptoms, is that normal during pregnancy?
Palpitations: There is an increased volume load in the circulation during pregnancy. It is possible for this to trigger extra beats in some normal women. The same volume load can do the same thing in women with abnormalities of the heart. You should tell your dr. About these flutters and your dr. Will investigate further if feels reason to in you. ...Read more
High output: During pregnancy, here is a significant increase in plasma volume, creating a dilutional effect on one's blood counts (anemia). This coupled with the large flow of blood from maternal circulation to the placenta causes a compensatory rise in heart rate to generate the necessary cardiac output and deliver enough oxygen to the tissues. ...Read more
20 weeks: If you know exactly what to listen for, the room is quiet, good stethoscope and thin patient, 20 weeks if you are lucky. Otherwise, probably not before 26 weeks, if then. With a stethoscope the fetal heart sounds like a faint tap; you can almost feel the percussion from the heart more than you can hear it. It goes tap, tap, tap. ...Read more
Is it normal to have a faster pulse and heart palpations during pregnancy? Not constantly, normally at night while im feeling anxiety.
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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