Is it normal for my heart to race while pregnant?

Yes. During pregnancy, the way your heart works changes along with the increase in the amount of blood in your body. For most women, their normal pulse rate will increase in pregnancy. Periods of "palpitations" , where you are really conscious of your pulse and it gets fast, are common. You only need to worry if they last for more than a few minutes or make you short of breath or dizzy.

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Is it common for my heart to race in pregnancy?

Yes. There are several reasons to explain this common occurrence. Anemia is common and it means you have less oxygen in your blood. Because your oxygen needs have stayed the same or possibly increased, you body is going to ask your heart to work harder to make up for the lower oxygen (really hemoglobin). Another reason I have found is low magnesium. Consider 200-400mg of magnesium glycinate. Read more...
Pregnancy heart. The heart rate is normally faster during pregnancy (from 4th month onwards) than in the non-pregnant state. You should feel your pulse or heart beat and count how many beats you have in one minute during those times you have the sensation of racing heart beats. Discuss your feelings and findings next time you see your doctor. Read more...

What are the risks of heart conditions like tachycardia during a pregnancy?

Depends. Tachycardia has many causes, which dramatically change whether or not there is any worrisome effect on pregnancy. If you are tachycardic and short of breath in pregnancy, you should seek medical advise today. Read more...

Jerking sensation. With/without anxiety. Had whole life. Heart races. Not panick attack. Ekg came back normal. 39 week pregnant currently?

You'd be surprised-- How many illnesses can be cured by having a baby....Of course, the reverse is true! seriously, i would just be a little more patient until the baby comes and then, see how many of your symptoms still persist and how many resolve. You'd be surprised as to what having a baby can do to the rest of your medical oddities that suddenly popped up just because you were pregnant. Read more...
?SVT. Could represent "cardiac awareness, " a benign condition, or else could be some type of arrhythmia. Most common of these at your age would be symptomatic pvcs (a benign condition very common in which extra heart beats occur) or possibly svt (supraventricular tachycardia). This latter condition is a circus re-entrant rhythm disorder which is annoying but rarely dangerous. I'd get checked out after p. Read more...

I am 35 weeks pregnant. No prior heart problems ever! But each time a contraction comes on my heart RACES. Is this normal? I am not ready for H yet :/

See a Provider. When you have a contraction, hormones are relieased in the body to speed up the heart, but I am not sure what you are feeling. It is easy enough to check out with auscultation with a stethescope or a monitor to put your mind at ease. Read more...

I am 5 weeks pregnant and recently started on prenatal vitamins. Is it normal that my heart races after taking them?

Anxiety. As per FDA Report, there is less than 1% incidence of tachycardia (heart racing) with prenatal vitamins. Thank you for informing about anxiety and panic attacks. It is likely that (heart racing) is due to stress. Stresses of relationships, separation, unresolved emotional conflicts, and pregnancy at age 32 are contributing to Anxiety. See Psychiatrist to develop coping skills for Anxiety. Read more...

Is it normal for your heart to race after taking Amoxcillin? My heart has been racing after I take this. What does this mean?

NO. That would mean you are having an adverse reaction to the Amoxicillin if you are sure that is the culprit. Let your Dr. know who Rx'd it for you as you may be allergic to it. Good luck. Read more...
Amoxicillin. Not typical for amoxicillin to produce any cardiac symptoms. Could prednisone be the culprit? Are you using an inhaler - it will speed heart rate. Are you drinking caffeine? Read more...