(Closed) Heart racing during pregnancy?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

Honestly, I’d go to your doctor, tell them about the issues and insist on an ECG. I’ve been having this issue my entire pregnancy and was told it was nothing. I’ve had the racing heartbeat, dizziness, shortness of breath, etc. Last week at my 36 week appointment, I was diagnosed with a heart condition.

Honestly, these kinds of issues are fairly common in pregnancy but please go get checked out to make sure it’s nothing more serious.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I get that periodically (not so much in the shower though). And I noticed early on that when I work out, it doesn’t take very long for me to high the max beats per minute recommended by my OB.

Do you have another OB appt coming up soon? If not, maybe just give them a call to put your mind at ease that it’s probably normal.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

my heart will sometimes get that skip a  beat thing and feel like its raising when im just sitting around, doesnt happen often but it did scare me. i talekd to my dr she said because of the increased amounts of estogen this can cause your heart to race.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Honestly, if it really is that high while resting, I’d contact my doctor.

I started having the same thing around that point in my pregnancy, too, but my doctor insisted that as long as it was under 100 bpm, I was fine. I was hanging around the 90-95 bpm range, but before pregnancy, I was around 70 bpm, so it felt like a huge difference to me. After developing a rash (that turned out to actually be tiny burst blood vessels all over my chest and arms from the high heart rate), they tested me again for anemia. Turns out, I am anemic and within a week of getting on a iron supplement, my heartrate went down considerably. I’ve been on the iron for 6 weeks or so now, and haven’t had an issue since. I would think that with twins, you’re risk of anemia is high, too, so have them check it out. 

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

If your planning a home birth its possible you might loose it. One thing I would suggest is a seat in the shower. Falling in the washroom is the most dangerous place in the house due to all the hard stuff everywhere so be especially careful. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@shimmerofheaven:  Oh my gosh that is kinda scary (the part about feeling faint in the shower).  I’d definitely talk to your midwife. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@shimmerofheaven:  We cant have a midwife at all in my reagion only a doula. If its something that will continue one of those silly old people benches are a good idea. Very happy you have an EKG so fast.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@shimmerofheaven:  My heart races and I found out that I recently have issues with one of my nerves. If the baby pushes on it I start to feel my heart race, start sweating, and get light headed. I have passed out a few times as well.  It’s not fun. 

Good luck at your appt! 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

As a PP said it could be the increased amount of hormones. Another possiblity is that your blood volume increases greatly during pregnancy. It is possible that the extra volume is just making your heart work harder while it adjusts. I hope your appointment goes well!

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper

@shimmerofheaven:  I’m glad it was all normal. I just got diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White and I have to do the halter monitor this week to make sure my heart isn’t beating irregularly. Just take it easy!

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