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Is it safe for my heartrate to climb above 140 beats a minute during pregnancy?

Is it safe for my heartrate to climb above 140 beats a minute during pregnancy?

Transiently: Don't panic if you notice your heart rate has climbed above 140. You can simply slow down your pace in order to bring it back down again. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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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


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Is it dangerous for me to get my heart rate over 140 beats per minute during pregnancy?

Is it dangerous for me to get my heart rate over 140 beats per minute during pregnancy?

Not necessarily: Heart may increase during pregnancy. I will recommend to see your pcp or a cardiologist to make sure that you have physiological tachycardia and not cardiac arrythmias, which is a possibility during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for me to get my heart rate over 140 beats per minute during pregnancy?

Is it dangerous for me to get my heart rate over 140 beats per minute during pregnancy?

Pregnancy findings: The heart rate goes up through pregnancy, at rest and during exercise. Some arrhythmias can flare up during pregnancy as well (including those that are not dangerous). A resting heart rate of 140 is fast but not usually dangerous. But you should have your doctor do an ekg and/or heart monitor to ensure you are not having a rhythm abnormality that needs treatment. ...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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What is the normal heart rate for a 4 month baby during pregnancy?

What is the normal heart rate for a 4 month baby during pregnancy?

145 + or - 20 points: Fetal heart rate is generally in the mid 140's, but may be 20 points or so higher or lower and is still considered normal. Factors that could affect rate would be maternal fever, illness, or activity. Irregular fetal rhythm would be more concerning. ...Read more

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How common is constant tachycardia in pregnancy? I am 32 weeks pregnant and have been tachycardic constantly for the last two weeks. My resting heart rate has not been lower than 100. The highest I have caught by pulse at has been around 160 during a pe

The : The pulse typically does go up during pregnancy, the the blood pressure usually goes down. I am glad that you had an extensive evaluation including an echocardiogram. However obtaining a second opinion is always a good idea and may put your mind at rest as well. Be sure you are staying well hydrated. Be sure that your thyroid testing was normal. Eating 4-5 small high protein meals a day is advisable during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have having pregnancy symptoms, do I sound pregnant? I have having pregnancy symptoms, i was spotting this jan 7th -9th during my period time it was brown barely anything and barely any pink. My heart rate is up at 86-90. I am getting head aches. Lower

Good : Good plan to repeat the testing. Another possible cause is anovulation, where you didn't ovulate this month and are having hormonal symptoms rather than pregnancy symptoms. If your next test is negative you may wish to utilize supplemental hormones to re-synchronize your endometrium (uterine lining). ...Read more

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Nerve pain during pregnancy, cannot climb stairs, what should I do?

Nerve pain during pregnancy, cannot climb stairs, what should I do?

Pain which is of: Such severity that you can't walk up stairs warrants medical evaluation. Please notify your obstetrician. ...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