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Placental Abruption Fetal Heart Rate Abnormalities
In labor?: How are you finding them? Checking at home or on a monitor in the hospital? Either way, go to your closest hospital and get checked to be sure that your baby is doing ok. Good luck! ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6w 4d pregnant with fetal pole, yolk sac ...heartbeat detectd...but seems gestational sac is irregular...sign of miscarriage?
Don't worry: The most important thing is that the fetus has a heartbeat. Did they tell you an actual fetal heart rate? Sometimes the gestational sac looks different. There could be a nearby fibroid or subchorionic hemorrhage. Signs of a miscarriage are uterine cramping and bleeding. If you are not having those symptoms I would not worry about this. The sonogram can be repeated in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more
Are you referring: to fetal lobulation of the kidneys? That is a normal anatomic variant, not related to an in utero twin. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the type of dysrhythmia and the rate. For example, atrial fibrillation with a heart rate in the 70-80s may cause no symptoms at all. A rate in the 150's may decrease blood pressure because there is not adequate time for the heart to fill between beats. A heart rate lower than 30 may cause a low blood pressure because the slow rate. Symptoms often relate to total cardiac output. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Evaluation 4 defects: Detailed evaluation of the fetal heart. Experienced centers can detect >90% of all fetal cardiac anonalies with fetal echocardiogram. It is a targeted examination that lasts ~1 hour; it is an expensive test. A comprehensive sonogram by a maternal-fetal medicine doctor should be your first step before being referred to the pediatric cardiologists to perform the fetal echo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A highly irregular pulse can make BP measurements more difficult, but the examiner can help to compensate for that by allowing the pressure from the instrument to drop more slowly than usual. ...Read more
After hearing fetal heart beat and heart beat is above 130 at 7wks what does miscarriage chance drop to?
Low baseline FHR: Low fetal baseline heart rates are usually diagnosed when the rate drops below 120 beats per minute consistently and stays there. sometimes it is temporary, and sometimes it represents a fetal oxygenation problem. Ask your OB MD, who knows your care, what it exactly means in your case. ...Read more
Acidosis.: Non-reassuring fetal heart tones include loss of beat to beat or short term variability. They are commonly used to monitor fetal status and determine timing/mode of delivery although they have an exceedingly high false-positive rate in predicting actual neurological impairment in the infant. They can be due to: acidosis; hypoxia; drugs; infection; sleep cycle; dehydration; anemia; thyroidopathies. ...Read more
Probably: You really need to ask this question to your OB/GYN ...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
Fetal heart rate: Absolutely normalGet a more detailed answer ›
Today at 10 weeks pg my baby's fetal heart rate was 198 bmp what could cause this? I hadn't had any caffeine? Is everything ok?
Fetal heart rate at 5 weeks 6 days was 100. My doctor said this is low...is it really low or does the baby still have a chance?
Stay positive: Above 90, still a good chance. Best Wishes. ...Read more
No morning sickness at all and urination has decreased. Fetal heart rate of 120 @ 6w2d. I'm 7w2d. Should i worry? I have appt in 1 week.
I'm 20 weeks preg.Had us last week n fetal heart rate was 120 then 68. After 2 days had fetal echo it was 138.Today it was 62 then 72 what cd cause it?
Can be: Usually 110 -170 is considered normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
If I took indoethacin in my last weeks of pregnancy, should the fetal heart rate be monitored on a daily basis?
Depends: Indomethacin taken frequently over a long period of time can cause a transient change in the fetal heart circulation (in doctor speak it closes the ductus arteriosus). Small doses for only a few days, which is usually the only thing we would do, is not particularly dangerous. Check with your doctor on why you are taking it and whether monitoring is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor 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.
Anomaly: Can't tell you what the person meant who produced what you are quoting but an anomaly in general is an abnormality. ...Read more
<110, or >160 bpm.: After the first trimester, the fetal heart rate should fluctuate between 110-160 beats per minute. Arrhythmias (skipped beats, tachy-/brady-arrhythmias) account for most pre-labor abnormal heart rates. Intrapartum fetal heart rate depends on fetal oxygenation and placental perfusion and is used to prevent death of brain injury during labor. Decelerations may be early, variable or late. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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