I am worrying myself silly!! I have a home doppler by belly beats & I am currently 36+4 wks preggo. My baby's HB goes from 112-125 on an average... is this normal towards the end?
Thanks for any input.
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05-31-2007, 08:12 AM #1sweet73Registered Userhas no status.
05-31-2007, 08:42 AM #2JewelsRegistered Userhas no status.
Gosh I don't know if thats normal. Sometimes I wonder how accurate the doppler is on HR (I have one also). I Know if mine were reading like that especially if it hasn't in the past I would DEFINITLY call in. Let us know what they say. Jewels
05-31-2007, 09:47 AM #324blossomRegistered Userhas no status.
120-160 is considered normal. What was it before? I am sure everything is fine, but to ease your mind I would call your OB. There is always something to worry about while pregnant, then you worry more once the baby is born. Congrats you're almost there!!Married to my rock ttc 5 1/2 years
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05-31-2007, 10:00 AM #4bhobanRegistered Userhas no status.
I do think they baby's heartrate slows down as you get close to delivery, but I would recommend checking with your OB, just to make sure it is within the normal range for this time. Good luck with your upcoming delivery!me,34 DH,50
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06-03-2007, 12:30 PM #5Ophelia PayneRegistered Useris blessed and ovewhelmed
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Yes, it is normal!! It is true, that "generally" normal rates are from 120-170bpm (from the American Pregnancy Association), in the end, the rate drops. A past due baby (perfectly healthy) may drop to around 110.
The activity level defiantly has something to do with it too. If you really are worried, though, I wouldn't hesitate to call your doc. It's what they are there for. You may ask him the question, "At what point should I worry/call?"
If, however, the heartrate drops below 90min for greater than 1 minute, call your Dr. ASAP and INSIST on an ultrasound/emergency appointment. This kind of deceleration is noticed at night, right before you lay down to sleep and could mean distress. Yours are nowhere near that low, so I wouldn't worry.
Are you doing ""kick counts?" Because that would be, perhaps, a good, if not better, indication of how baby is doing. That link even has a handy little chart to print out to keep track.
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