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Doctor insights on: Heart Rate First Trimester Pregnant Women Exercise

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Is it normal your first trimester for your baby to have alow heart rate?

Is it normal your first trimester for your baby to have alow heart rate?

Probably: The fetal heart rate is normally between 110 and 170 beats per minute. In the early first trimester (less than 7 weeks) it may be lower than 110 - but by 8 weeks it should be 110 or more. An active fetus will have a higher heart rate and a sleeping or inactive fetus will have a lower heart rate. Male and female fetal heart rates are in the same ranges - so the heart rate doesn't indicate the sex. ...Read more

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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My babys heart rate is slow. Im in my first trimester. Is there any hope?

Yes: If there's a heartbeat on the ultrasound, there is always a reason for hope. While some pregnancies with a slow heartbeat do end up in miscarriage, I have certainly seen cases where their heart rate pick up on subsequent scanning. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is an increase in resting heart rate normal in 1st trimester of pregnancy?

Is an increase in resting heart rate normal in 1st trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: A woman's cardiac output may increase by nearly 50% during the first trimester. A portion of this increase is attributable to an increase of resting heart rate. One might see an increase of 10 or 15 beats per minute. ...Read more

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What the heart rate of a pregnant women in first trimister?

What the heart rate of a pregnant women in first trimister?

Variable : But faster than when you're not pregnant. A resting rate of 80-100 wouldn't be unusual and it will tend to go faster with less exertion. You're moving blood for two! ...Read more

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What is the science behind telling pregnant women to keep their heart rate no higher than 140 when exercising?

What is the science behind telling pregnant women to keep their heart rate no higher than 140 when exercising?

Heart rate: read this for information: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/pregnancy-week-by-week/expert-answers/exercise-during-pregnancy/faq-20058359

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I'm 39+2 days pregnant and foetal heart rate is 117 and measuring SGA should I be worried?

I'm 39+2 days pregnant and foetal heart rate is 117 and measuring SGA should I be worried?

How SGA?: Baseline heart rate is normal between 110 to 160 beats per minute, so your baby's heart rate is normal. The timing of delivery for your baby will depends on how growth restricted s/he is. If the baby is very small, has abnormal amniotic fluid, or abnormal Dopplers, your doctor will likely recommend delivery. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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