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Old 02-06-2007, 10:43 AM   #1
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Fetal Heart Rate too High?

I just had my first appointment today. I am 8 weeks 5 days. Anyway my baby's heart rate was 171 BPM. The nurse said everything looked good so I didn't think twice. I started wondering later if this was on the high side so I looked up what a normal range is and it is 120-160.
Should I be concerned??

 
Old 02-06-2007, 11:05 AM   #2
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Re: Fetal Heart Rate too High?

i understand normal range to be 100-200. your baby is just fine ! according to the old wives tales you might be having a girl. the higher the rate the more likely the chance of a girl.


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Old 02-06-2007, 11:12 AM   #3
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Re: Fetal Heart Rate too High?

Congrats on your pregnancy! I think in the very beginning it is a bit faster. Don't worry, if a nurse who does this for a living said it looked good, I wouldn't worry!
Wishing you a happy & healthy 9 months!
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:21 AM   #4
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At my 8 week appointment, my baby's heartrate was 174 and at my 12 week appointment it was 171 so I think your baby's heartrate is definitely in the normal range. And don't always believe those old wives tales...I'm having a boy!

 
Old 02-06-2007, 11:27 AM   #5
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I was 9 weeks and the heart rate was 176. and my doc said that was fine!!

 
Old 02-06-2007, 12:58 PM   #6
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shoot! Now I beginning to wonder about mine. I had my u/s and heard the hb at 6w and it was 126. RE said it was within the normal range (100 - 180) but after reading ya'lls I'm beginning to wonder! Everyone I have talked to has had a high hb reading. My RE said the farther along I get the hb will start to slow down to a "normal" beat.

 
Old 02-06-2007, 01:25 PM   #7
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Thanks guys I feel better

 
Old 02-06-2007, 01:50 PM   #8
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leslie -- dont feel bad. your bean is on target. at 6.3 baby's hb was 121. then at 7.2 weeks hb was 140. i go again tomorrow so who knows what it will be ?? but our babes are on track !!

 
Old 02-06-2007, 02:46 PM   #9
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leslie -- dont feel bad. your bean is on target. at 6.3 baby's hb was 121. then at 7.2 weeks hb was 140. i go again tomorrow so who knows what it will be ?? but our babes are on track !!
That's a relief! What is your due date?

 
Old 02-07-2007, 09:59 AM   #10
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i understand normal range to be 100-200. your baby is just fine ! according to the old wives tales you might be having a girl. the higher the rate the more likely the chance of a girl.

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hee hee, my baby's heart rate was a low 140 and it was a SHE

 
Old 02-07-2007, 11:31 AM   #11
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Re: Fetal Heart Rate too High?

I went for my 8 week check up and the baby's heart beat was 186bpm doc said it was fine I went in at 10weeks(different kind of visit) and they checked to make sure everything was ok and the heart beat was 177 I just went for my 12 week visit and it was 166 so I think you are ok
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