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How do thy know if the mom or the baby is causing increased heart rate?
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
In brief: Tricky.
Sometimes the mother is the reason for the rapid fetal heart rate (e.
g. Maternal fever, hyperthermia), while other times it is the fetus (intrinsic cardiac disease, hyperthyroidism), or something in between (intraamniotic infection). Your obstetrician and/or maternal-fetal medicine specialist can give you a provisional diagnosis and plan of care while pursuing delivery or some other treatment.

In brief: Tricky.
Sometimes the mother is the reason for the rapid fetal heart rate (e.
g. Maternal fever, hyperthermia), while other times it is the fetus (intrinsic cardiac disease, hyperthyroidism), or something in between (intraamniotic infection). Your obstetrician and/or maternal-fetal medicine specialist can give you a provisional diagnosis and plan of care while pursuing delivery or some other treatment.
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