(Closed) Low fetal heartrate?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I was hoping someone would comment with good news. I only know of one instance, so it could be a rare case or unrelated, but I know someone who had a low heartrate at the first ultrasound and had a miscarriage the following week. But hopefully that won’t happen to you! Sending good thoughts your way!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

It’s not a good thing, but your doctor will know best. I don’t know that this thread will make you feel any better…focus on what your doc is telling you. Hugs and positive energies coming your way, wishing you the best. 

Post # 5
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7498 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I don’t have any experience with this, just sending you sticky baby dust!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

@MademoiselleL:  I’m sorry that you have to go through this but unfortunetly this is not a great sign:( I hope I’m wrong and things are ok.  

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

@MademoiselleL:  the waiting and unknown is definetly the worst. Fingers crossed for a positive out come:)

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

that could mean that the heart is slightly abnormal or that the umbilical vessels are narrowed, among various other things. either way, it’s better to find out early so they will know to watch you more carefully and help you and the baby through it. sending good thoughts

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MademoiselleL:  For a 5 weeker, that’s not a very far off “normal”, perhaps you ovulated or conceived later than you thought and you’re only 5-5.5 weeks along like you measured? 

“At about 5 weeks gestation, your baby’s heart begins to beat. At this point, a normal fetal heart rate is about the same heart rate as the mother’s: about 80-85 beats per minute (BPM). From this point, it will increase its rate about 3 beats per minute per day during that first month.”

Crossing my fingers for you!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

As you probably know, I’ve been dealing with my own wait-and-see situation for the last 4 weeks now, so I just wanted to empathize and tell you to try to stay strong and positive through this as challenging as that is.

I’ve done a lot of research on all the things that can go wrong during early pregnancy (I’ve had 4 weeks to dwell on it now), and like a whole lot of other things it could be bad but it could equally just be early. I sincerely hope it’s the latter for you and that you find out very soon. When are you going for follow-up? Please keep us posted.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

@MademoiselleL:  How manys DPO or days after your positive OPK did you get a positive pregnancy test? Ovulating late is always a possiblitiy that you could not be  as far as long as your thought but if you were trying to get pregnant and tested as soon as you could and got a positive pregnancy test then you are probably pretty accurate with your dates… so if your fetus is measuring behind and with a low hr then I understand your doctors concerns. I am sorry your going through this , must be so scary and stressful. Prayers for you- anything can happen and it could end up being a happy story. Keep us updated  

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