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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 16:09 PM   1
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Heart palpitations


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has anyone been suffering from a racing heart - funny irregular heartbeat - palpitations??? keep getting them even when Im sitting down doing nothing. beginning to worry me now - prob go to doc tomorrow

hope everyone well xxxx



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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 16:39 PM   2
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It is not an uncommon side effect in pregancy. With the increase in blood volume and the extra work the heart has to now do.

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Maternal heart palpitations are common in pregnancy, most likely representing PVCs -- the feeling that your heart is racing or beating irregularly.

I recently attended a seminar where one of the speakers talked about cardiac problems in pregnancy. She re-emphasized the normalcy of this, due to the increased blood volume which peaks at 28 to 32 weeks. The stroke volume of the heart increases and under the influence of progesterone, the heart can beat irregularly occasionally. The speaker did mention that if there are symptoms of dizziness or shortness of breath, or if the client has had some history of cardiac problems, she should be seen right away, but for most this is very normal.



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Old Jan 23rd, 2008, 10:41 AM   3
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Hi I have been suffering from palpatations too - especially in bed at night when I try to sleep a bit like you sometimes felt if you'd had a lot to drink on a night out (not to blame at the minute though!!). Glad to hear that this is normal......



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Old Jan 23rd, 2008, 11:01 AM   4
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i had this all through my pregnancy and mainly at night time too, i asked my midwife about it and she said its common coz of the increased blood flow and volume sometimes it felt like my heart skipped a beat too and made me feel kinda dizzy, i wouldnt worry too much about it unless u suffer with any heart condition, its just another one of them pregnancy things...lol



 
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Old Jan 23rd, 2008, 11:03 AM   5
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i had this last time i was pregnant and have had them again with this one too...



 
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Old Jan 23rd, 2008, 11:23 AM   6
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Maybe get your doctor to check your thyroid levels.
Pregnancy can cause your thyroid to become overactive and these are one of the symptoms.

Just a thought hun. xx



 
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Old Jan 23rd, 2008, 11:31 AM   7
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i also had this early on in pregnancy, i think its got to do with blood flow



 
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Old Jan 24th, 2008, 09:28 AM   8
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Hi..again..

has anyone been suffering from a racing heart - funny irregular heartbeat - palpitations??? keep getting them even when Im sitting down doing nothing. beginning to worry me now - prob go to doc tomorrow

hope everyone well xxxx
Hi hun, it is quite normal in pregnancy! x



 
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Old Jan 24th, 2008, 14:18 PM   9
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thanks for all your replies xxxx nice to know that there are people going thought the same (if you no what I mean)!!!!!

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Old Jan 24th, 2008, 15:10 PM   10
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Hi Hun,

I am experiencing the same on and off which worried me at first but now I see all this thread I feel better too.

Also I am so knackered after just running upstairs or something minor.... hope this is normal too.

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