How did you handle your faster heart rate/palpitations during early pregnancy?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
5460 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I did yoga.  I also did yoga breathing when actual yoga wasn’t possible (like at work… who wouldn’t get the side eye doing some whackadoodle yoga position in the middle of a blood lab?)

I also made sure to eat small frequent snacks and stay hydrated (which you are).

I just didn’t stress about it because it’s totally normal and nothing to worry about.  Stress makes it worse, so as long as you’re able to get your anxiety under control it will be ok 🙂


Oh, and once my body got used to the additional blood volume I didn’t have as many ‘racing heart’ episodes.  Our bodies are amazing and they will adapt!

Post # 4
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hey lady. I’m sorry to hear you are having issues. I have an ectopic heartbeat, which feels like a palpitation but it’s more just an extra beat that throws off the rythym. It’s not serious although it did get a little more frequent when I was pregnant. 


mine always happen when I’m having a panic attack. I also have panic disorder and I know that  those are a symptom of panic attacks. I know it’s hard to hear but this is something that probably should go in the “don’t worry” file. By tracking it so closely, you are causing yourself extra heartburn. I know it sucks to hear because believe me, I hate hearing it too, but just try to ignore it for the time being. The cardiologist will check it out and I’m sure everything will be fine. In the meantime, if you’re tired, just rest,  but don’t put yourself on bed rest just yet. 🙂 

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