Is it normal for heartrate to drop?

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  1. xAmiixLouisex

    xAmiixLouisex Mommy! <3

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    Last time I monitored LO's heartrate was around 4 weeks ago I think. Was around 160. Checked today and it's around 140. Not sure the exact rate, but between 140 - 150. Is this ok? It's dropped and I'm kinda scared.. :(
     
  2. Skadi

    Skadi Well-Known Member

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    That is normal, it's actually a good sign... it means its heart is maturing and starting to work properly (More efficiently).
     
  3. xAmiixLouisex

    xAmiixLouisex Mommy! <3

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    Phew. Thank you! Was well worried then. :dohh:
     
  4. Skadi

    Skadi Well-Known Member

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    lol I only know from the 5 million books I've read and videos online etc...

    Mine dropped from 168 at around 13 weeks down to 148 at 19 weeks. Not sure of the in between since I don't have a doppler.
     
  5. Mrs.Ping

    Mrs.Ping Mom of 1 ! TTC #2!!

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    Mine went from 163 around 8 week and is now holding steady at 140!
     
  6. EngineerGirl

    EngineerGirl Expecting Baby #1

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    A hospital nurse said that LO will have a "baseline" and move up from that, but only after nervous system is more developed. Until then anything between 110 and 160 is OK. I was in being monitored and LO's heartrate was between 130 and 165 and no one blinked an eyelash (even when I asked about it).
     
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    All is normal!!
     
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    I hear you! My first ultrasound about 8 weeks was about 173 at 10 weeks was 183 at 13 weeks was 166 and yesterday was at 156 I was like hmmm is going down doc is that ok?? she said yep everything is ok...phew!
     
  9. jenniferttc1

    jenniferttc1 mommy of 1 baking #2

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    Totally normal :)
    I know at 8 weeks his was 157 and started slowly going lower and lower. Now he's around 140
     
  10. Flowerbaby

    Flowerbaby NTNP

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    Hi chick, my lo's was 172 at 8 weeks scan then was only 152 at 18 weeks so yes it does drop, my consultant said at my 8 week scan that it does slow down the further along you get in pregnancy. All perfectly normal babes xx
     
  11. LaRockera

    LaRockera Well-Known Member

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    Perfectly normal. :thumbup:

    In fact, I was told that a fluctuating heartbeat shows a very healthy heart. Your baby's activity may vary from time to time- sometimes he'll be asleep, other times engrossed in a kicking marathon. :haha:

    The average frame would be 110-180, but I was told that even heart rates slightly lower and higher can be normal too.

    My baby's heart rate has been:

    -165BPM @ 13 weeks.
    -145 @ 17 weeks
    - 129 @ 18 weeks
    - 155 @ 22 weeks.

    :thumbup:
     
  12. GGMTS

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    At 7 weeks it was 133, at 8 weeks it was 176, and at 12 weeks it was 157. All is well!
     
  13. Maidenet

    Maidenet Well-Known Member

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    If it didn't lower as you progress I'd be more worried xx shows the heart is functioning well.
     

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