Fetal Heart Rate during Pregnancy: What is normal?
Sep 28, 2021, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Monitoring the Fetal heart rate measures the heart rate and rhythm of your baby in the womb. This helps your doctor understand how your baby is doing.
The normal fetal heart rate of your baby varies naturally, just the way your heart does. It changes throughout pregnancy and during the day as well. Activities like movement, rest, sleep can lead to normal variation.
How do you know if your baby’s heart rate is normal? At about 5 weeks pregnant, the baby’s heart begins to beat.
Guidelines recommend for the normal fetal heart rate (FHR) baseline different ranges of 110 to 150 beats per minute (bpm) or 110 to 160 bpm. The heart rate of the fetus may change as your baby responds to your uterus conditions. The heartbeat of the fetus may first be detected by a vaginal ultrasound as early as 5 1/2 to 6 weeks after gestation.
A fetal heart rate that is not normal may mean that your baby is not getting enough oxygen and there may be other problems.
How do you know if your baby's heart rate is normal?
Learn all about Fetal Heart Rate from Dr. Sriprada Vinekar in this Parentune Live.
Dr. Sriprada Vinekar, Consultant in Minimal Invasive Surgery in Gynecology
Consultant in Minimal Invasive Surgery in Gynecology at Apollo Hospital & Cloudnine Hospital Bangalore,
| Sep 27, 2021
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| Sep 28, 2021
Namstey Ma'am ! Last week I got to know I am pregnant with my second baby. My first child is 5 years old and has a hole in his heart. What is the likelihood this baby too will have the same condition? How early can it be detected and what can be done to correct it? Will a hole in his heart affect his heart rate as well?
| Sep 28, 2021
I stay in a nuclear family and my husand is posted in Gujarat. I have two girls and I am 24 weeks pregnant with my third child. I don't get to take rest at all. Will that be an issue? Also I can't go for frequent check ups. How can I monitor my baby's heart rate? Please suggest🙏🏻🙏🏻
| Sep 28, 2021
Hello Doctor! I live in a rented house on the 2nd floor. I am a working lady. This is my first pregnancy. Due to work and other basic needs I need to climb up and down the stairs 4-5 times in a day. Hope that will not cause any problems to my unborn baby. Till what week can I continue working? Can I climb up and down the stairs till last week as I have heard it helps in normal delivery?
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