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Normal Fetal Heart Rate At 39 Weeks
What is a normal fetal heart rate at 6 weeks pregnant. I just got my ultrasound today at 6 weeks, 1 day. The heart rate was 103 bpm, that was slow?
Fetal Heart Rate: That is so low that many of us would assume that this is your heart rate and not the baby's. ...Read more
Yes: The normal range is 110 to about 180. ...Read more
Yes: Normal FH rate is 120-160 with frequent accelerations > 15 points. If you listened longer, you would have heard the variability in the rate. ...Read more
Probably: You really need to ask this question to your OB/GYN ...Read more
Keep monitoring: Answer 155 to 195 beats per minute. By the end of week 11, it will be averaging 165 beats, and slows down from this point after having increased by about three beats per week. ...Read more
Fetal heart rate: Just like us, the fetal heart rate varies from moment to moment and the baseline varies as well. The rates you present seem fine. ...Read more
Fetal heart rate: Absolutely normalGet a more detailed answer ›
My fetus had a heart rate of 171 BPM at both 8 and 11 weeks. Is this a healthy fetal heart rate at 11 weeks? My baby book says normal range is 120-160
Normal: The average fetal heart rate is between 110 and 160. As early as you are a heart rate of 170 is not a cause for concern ...Read more
I am 20 weeks 6 days pregnant. My fetal heart rate is 152bpm. Is this normal at this gestational age?
Yes: Yes that is normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can fetal heart rate reach 170 -174 at 28 weeks? My obgyn on call said it can be very normal. The baby's heart rate is always at 150 though?
Normal: Of course it is normal. Healthy heart rates fluctuate. ...Read more
Can be: Usually 110 -170 is considered normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it normal for the fetal heart rate to slow down at night? I'm 11 weeks pregnant. Normally baby's heart rate is 150's last night it was 120's.
Fetus sleep too:
It is common for the fetal heart rate to decrease 10-20% while asleep.
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I'm 12 weeks pregnant and so far I've only seen my normal family doctor. He check fetal heart rate but that's it, should I be seeing anyone else?
I suggest "yes": Unless your family doctor has an active obstetrical practice - delivers babies and sees patents for prenatal care - you need to start seeing an OBGyn or provider who doe these things. In some communities family docs do obstetrics, but unless yours is one of them, you now need an OB doctor, not just a "doctor." Good wishes. ...Read more
Many causes.: Bradyarrhythmias (heart block, hypothyroidism, drugs) can lower the fetal heart rate persistently, however the most common reason is cord or placental accidents that threaten the fetal well-being. Your obstetrician and/or perinatologist should be able to help you avoid this problem. ...Read more
Need rate and rhythm: At about 5 weeks the fetal heart is about the same as the mothers (less than 100bpm). By 9-10 weeks the fetal heart rate averages about 175bpm. The fetus may have been under some distress or this may be normal. I would have it checked again at earliest convenience. A uterine U/S can show if the fetal blood supply is adequate. ...Read more
Babies tell us a lot: Monitoring a fetus by fetal hr, ultrasound or the expectant woman's perception of activity is important. No one test can tell us everything we need to know, but together they can tell us which babies might be better off delivered. If a baby is near term and the testing is worrisome then obstetric specialists or subspecialists might deliver. But conditions can change. Plus every case is different. ...Read more
There is no: Consensus about the normal fetal heart rate. Current international guidelines recommend 110-150 beats/min. Recent german study 2013 from munich concluded the range of 120-160 possibly better. During delivery different guidelines use but 110-160 still normal. ...Read more
Thyroid disorders.: The proper answer to your question is that typically the baseline fetal heart rate does not correlate with fetal growth. Rare scenarios where this general statement would not be accurate include severe maternal hypothyroidism or excessive intake of antithyroid medications in hyperthyroid women that subsequently affect the fetus and its growth curves. ...Read more
How to know the gender of my baby in 22 weeks. I'm having the anamoly scan report. Is it possible to detect by fetal heart rate? Its 141bpm
Rate not predictive: An ultrasound can show male anatomy if the technician is able to find it. A scan to the level that would find anomalies should find gender. Heart rate/string test/etc. Are all fables & not accurate predictors of anything. ...Read more
At 33 weeks what should fetal heart rate be? I listened to my baby tonight as not feeling well, heart rate was 159-161. I am currently in Spain on hol
Normal: This is a normal heart rate. I am concerned about your not feeling well however. You may have simply over done it on the holiday so rest is a good idea. I can't say more because I don't know your exact symptoms. Are you monitoring kick counts? I often have patients lie down on their side for 30 min. At the same time every day and count fetal movements. If they decrease, you should report it. ...Read more