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How Much Does The Heart Enlarge During Pregnancy
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
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
Tricky.: Hlhs should be blatantly obvious in the third trimester, if one looks. However, most fetal anatomical surveys are performed at 18-21 weeks, and the full picture of this syndrome may not be esily appreciable at that early point in fetal development. So, in direct answer to your question, hlhs can be missed in over half the cases, unless a late third trimester cardiac evaluation is performed. ...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
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