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Old Jan 26th, 2010, 17:09 PM   1
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Fast Heart Rate In Pregnancy, Is This Normal?


Hello everyone, I am currently 4 weeks and 4 days pregnant with bean number 4. Earlier this evening my other half was talking about the strange things I have been doing in my sleep recently which have been wakening him up at night, for example grinding my teeth and crying out (must be when I am having my weird dreams) but he also mentioned that last night my heart was beating really really fast. I had noticed this myself a few days ago, especially when walking up stairs. As soon as he said it I started to panic a little but he said that it is perfectly normal to suffer from this when pregnant as your heart needs to work harder and makes complete sense. So, my question is does anyone else suffer from this and is it normal? I can't say I remember feeling it in my other pregnancies. I would really appreciate anyones views



 
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Old Jan 26th, 2010, 17:23 PM   2
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It is perfectly normal, your heart is now pumping more blood and your heart rate increases. Sometimes you might even feel like your heart will skip a beat but again it's normal Just a sign that your body works as it should



 
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Old Jan 26th, 2010, 17:29 PM   3
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Hey congrats your pregnancy, I had exactly the same problem but didnt really start to notice until about 19 weeks.

My heart rate is really high, and i can constantly feel it beating really hard and like lanaross says even feeling like its skipping a beat.

I really started worring but after reading a few post on here am a bit more reassured



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It is perfectly normal, your heart is now pumping more blood and your heart rate increases. Sometimes you might even feel like your heart will skip a beat but again it's normal Just a sign that your body works as it should
Oh thank you so much for your reply as I have been stressing out for the last few hours which probably hasn't helped matters. My other half said pretty much the same as you but I thought he was maybe just saying it so as I didn't worry that's why I asked on here. Thanks ever so much you have made me feel a lot calmer now xx



 
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Old Jan 26th, 2010, 17:35 PM   5
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Hey congrats your pregnancy, I had exactly the same problem but didnt really start to notice until about 19 weeks.

My heart rate is really high, and i can constantly feel it beating really hard and like lanaross says even feeling like its skipping a beat.

I really started worring but after reading a few post on here am a bit more reassured
Thank you, I am on cloud 9 at the moment Congrats on yours also, not long to go for you now. I have been really worried about it the last few hours as I felt it a few days ago and then my other half said he noticed it when I was asleep last night. I am also feeling a lot more reassured now so thanks so much to you both xx



 
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Old Jan 26th, 2010, 19:09 PM   6
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Congratulations first of all! Secondly, I "think" I'm right around where you are right now...it's hard to pinpoint exactly right now b/c I don't have regular cycles. ( we were actually getting ready to start another round of fertility treatments when I found out I was pregnant!) But I have been noticing some increase in my heartrate too and was wondering if this was a symptom (b/c I seem to be having very little symptoms so far) so thank you for posting this...it helped me feel more at ease too! :-)



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Old Jan 27th, 2010, 04:10 AM   7
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Congratulations first of all! Secondly, I "think" I'm right around where you are right now...it's hard to pinpoint exactly right now b/c I don't have regular cycles. ( we were actually getting ready to start another round of fertility treatments when I found out I was pregnant!) But I have been noticing some increase in my heartrate too and was wondering if this was a symptom (b/c I seem to be having very little symptoms so far) so thank you for posting this...it helped me feel more at ease too! :-)
Oh wow congratulations, that is fantastic news. I bet you are so excited. Yeah, I had noticed it a few days ago but kind of put it to the back of my mind but when my partner noticed it and said something it kind of made me panic a bit as I had no idea this was normal in pregnancy. I have to say I never noticed it in my last 3 pregnancies (this is my 4th) but I seem to be supersensitive to every symptom I am getting this time. I am glad that you got some comfort from this aswell xx



 
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I thought i was going insane. Sometimes when im not doing anything at all my heart starts to beat really fast. At work the other day it was dead (im a checkout chick) i was standing at my register and my heart started going nuts, to the point i had to sit down until it went back to normal. I could feel my heart beating in my mouth, you know when you run and you feel it thats what it was like even though i was just standing in one spot..... was weird lol



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2010, 04:35 AM   9
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yep completely normal my hb was never below 105bpm with my son & all the doc said was to take things slowly. Mines alright at the mo but i have woken up & its been racing xx



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I thought i was going insane. Sometimes when im not doing anything at all my heart starts to beat really fast. At work the other day it was dead (im a checkout chick) i was standing at my register and my heart started going nuts, to the point i had to sit down until it went back to normal. I could feel my heart beating in my mouth, you know when you run and you feel it thats what it was like even though i was just standing in one spot..... was weird lol
I noticed it initially when I was walking up the stairs to put washing away but then I was standing at the school waiting to pick my kids up and it started again. I read somewhere online this morning that if you stand too long then this can happen when you are pregnant, something to do with the blood flowing around your body. It's annoying because last night when I googled it all I got were scary stories but this morning one article came up saying it was perfectly normal in pregnancy. It's weird what our bodies do when we are pregnant, lol



 
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