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What causes the heart 2 beat fast during pregnancy?

What causes the heart 2 beat fast during pregnancy?

Heart rate: The heart is pumping blood for two people so it needs to pump faster to pump the added volume demand. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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Racing heart and erratic rates during pregnancy, what to do?

Racing heart and erratic rates during pregnancy, what to do?

Racing heart: You should contact you obstetrician right away. Sometimes this is related to the weight and fluid gained during pregnancy, but you should see your doctor to make sure that the infant is getting enough blood and nutrients. ...Read more

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Heart burn whilst 6 weeks pregnancy?

Heart burn whilst 6 weeks pregnancy?

Yes: Heart burn start as soon as HCG hormone increase as early as 4 to 6 weeks of pregnancy. Small frequent meals may help but keeping your caloric intake as recommended by your OB physician. Of course consult your OB physician. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have fast and stronge heart pulse during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have fast and stronge heart pulse during pregnancy?

Not unusual: The blood volume increases gradually through the middle of pregnancy. The cardiac output also tends to go up. This can lead to the sense of more forceful heart beats. ...Read more

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What does my fast heart rate during pregnancy mean?

What does my fast heart rate during pregnancy mean?

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

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When can you hear a baby heart with just a stethoscope during pregnancy?

When can you hear a baby heart with just a stethoscope during pregnancy?

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

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How hard is it to diagnose ?Hypoplastic left heart syndrome during?Pregnancy?

How hard is it to diagnose ?Hypoplastic left heart syndrome during?Pregnancy?

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

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9wks pregnant and having heart flutters about every 20 minutes, only lasts for a second and no other symptoms, is that normal during pregnancy?

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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What are the risks of heart conditions like tachycardia during a pregnancy?

What are the risks of heart conditions like tachycardia during a pregnancy?

Depends: Tachycardia has many causes, which dramatically change whether or not there is any worrisome effect on pregnancy. If you are tachycardic and short of breath in pregnancy, you should seek medical advise today. ...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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