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Doctor insights on: Heart Palpitations During First Trimester Of Pregnancy

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I was wondering are heart palpitations normal during the first week of pregnancy?

I was wondering are heart palpitations normal during the first week of pregnancy?

Very common: And usually very harmless. If the palpitations are causing you to be dizzy or short of breath, contact your doc to further evaluate. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitation is also known as Pounding heartbeat. Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more


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What do heart palpitations during pregnancy mean?

What do heart palpitations during pregnancy mean?

Usually nothing: Palpitations during pregnancy is common. Usually there is no concern and the work up is benign. However, it should be discussed with your physician and worked up on individual basis. ...Read more

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Can heart palpitations be caused by ectopic pregnancy?

Can heart palpitations be caused by ectopic pregnancy?

Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations in pregnancy worrisome? I have hyperemesis and sometimes when vomiting or randomly I get palpitations.

Heart palpitations in pregnancy worrisome? I have hyperemesis and sometimes when vomiting or randomly I get palpitations.

Should be OK: Palpitations while actively vomiting could be related to overactivation of the sympathetic nervous system in that moment. If the palpitations happen in isolation, you might want to see a Cardiologist. Regardless, a heart monitor such as Holter monitor could let us really know what's going on. Can't be too careful during pregnancy! ...Read more

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What can I take for heart burn during my first trimester?

What can I take for heart burn during my first trimester?

Several medicines: Both Prevacid and Nexium are pregnancy category b. My wife had severe heartburn during both her pregnancies and i gave her Prevacid solutabs. I would not recommend Omeprazole because it is pregnancy category c. ...Read more

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During end of first trimester door hit on lower abdomen will it harm the baby . as i am felling the heart beat of the babies(twins).

During end of first trimester door hit on lower abdomen will it harm the baby . as i am felling the heart beat of the babies(twins).

Amniontic sac: Fetuses are well protected in the amniotic sac cushioned by amniotic fluid. An ultrasound can confirm that there has been to injury to the placenta and that the fetuses are ok ...Read more

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What can I take for nausea during my first trimester of pergnancy?

What can I take for nausea during my first trimester of pergnancy?

Safety First: If you can tough it out less is more in this case. Home remedies like ginger, ginger snaps, and ginger tea work well. Also try an acupressure band for motion sickness. If the nausea and possible vomiting that follows is unbearable and weight loss is a problem, you need to talk to your provider about other prescription medications that may be useful and possible testing for a cause if necessary. ...Read more

Pregnancy (Definition)

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


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Heart Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations is also known as Pounding heartbeat. Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more