How can a baby's heart beat if he doesn't breathe when it is inside the womb?

Motherf Nature. The baby is provided with oxygenated blood from the mother through the umbilical cord. He/she does not need lungs at this stage, only after birth.

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If the childs heart beat not begins at around 5-6 weeks means have any problem in womb?

Fetal Heart Beat. At about 5 weeks gestation, your baby's heart begins to beat. Even though you can not hear the fetal heartbeat until week 9 or 10, ultrasound is able to see a beating heart much sooner. An ultrasound can pick up the heartbeat as a 'flicker' in the chest as early as four weeks after conception (6 weeks pregnant from last menstrual period). If it is not seen then fetus may not be alive. Read more...

Do ob or gyn do doppler ultrasound or ultrasound scan when a pregnant womb visit their clinic. I want to know as worried of no heart beat after six wk?

Either. Most can do either. If heart motion visualized on "regular" ultrasound, then not an issue. If heard with fetal-doppler, then can count rate. Tell your OB about your concerns. Read more...

Rapid heart beat, shortness of breath, heart defect as a child (but ok now). Should I stop strattera (atomoxetine)?

Maybe? Maybe, especially if the symptoms as you describe only arose since starting the straterra. Please discuss this with your prescribing physician. In my opinion and for the most part, no one should stop, start or change their medication regimen based on what is presented here on healthtap in 400 characters or less. Seems unwise at the least and even potentially dangerous. Read more...
Probably fine. You certainly should make sure your physician is aware of the prior history, but strattera (atomoxetine) typically has little effect on the heart. If you are referring to a murmur, e.g., it would have no real impact. If the strattera (atomoxetine) is working but you're concerned, asked for a cardiology consultation. Read more...