I have just come from my 20 week ob check up and bub's is not regulating his hart rate very well. It dropped from 150bpm-80bpm within 3 mins of eachother. So it happened twice while the dr was listening to it. It did recover itself after 10-15 seconds.
It was really scary hearing it slow down and because bub's is very active he kept moving away from the doppler so i'd hear it slow down and then i couldnt hear anything as he moved away!
the dr said the heart muscles are still very immature and may not be contracting as well as they should be when bub's gets tired. In other words, his heart relaxes too much when he is resting/tired.
I had my morph scan yesterday and the heart was thoroughly checked with no abnormalities noted. The Dr said this is a good thing and hopefully it's nothing but he is covering all bases just in case.
I am now being sent off for an "urgent" scan of bub's heart to check blood flow and to look at the contracting muscle actions.
Ive gone from such a high yesterday finding out we are expecting a healthy baby boy after having a little girl who was born 18mths ago!!! ............................. To today....anxious, scared and thinking "i knew it was all too good to be true".
I really hate complications. Im nervous as all hell.