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    Default Slow fetal heart rate 20 weeks

    Hi, I am new to this online chatting and desperate for help. I am expecting my second child and at 20 weeks with a bubs that has slow heart rate of 70beats per min and growth is 9 days behind schedule. I am petrified as my specialist believes there is no hope and no means of intervention. So I turn to this forum to ask if anyone can provide a good news story, treatment ideas so I have something to feel less guilty for letting an innocent life just deteriorate??? Please help.

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    Big hugs, it must be a tough thing to be going through.

    Unfortunately there is no treatment or intervention that can be done. At 20 weeks bub is still a good month off (at a minimum) being able to survive outside the womb. A HR of 70bpm is not a good sign either. Was it picked up on ultrasound and confirmed? All you can do is ride it out unfortunately. I hope you've got a good support network around you.

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    And please don't feel guilty. There is nothing you have done or anything you can do to change the outcome. Bub is the only one who knows which way it's going to go.

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    Did they check the placenta and blood flow?

    I'm so sorry.

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    I'm so sorry... What investigations have they done?

    I was further along than you, but I went to a routine appointment and she put the dobbler on my bump and dd1's heart rate was only 70. There were major panic stations. I was immediately put onto the monitor, which confirmed a base line of 70 bpm.

    I was then sent straight to hospital, spent the day in foetal monitoring. And ultrasound. And after a while, her heart rate just returned to normal. I ended up carrying to term. And I did bring home a healthy baby.

    So, the point to my story? Don't write your pregnancy off yet, sometimes babies give us heart attacks.

    Good luck and lots of *baby dust* for you..

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    As the ladies said, at this point there is no intervention to be done. What tests have they done? I would rest up as much as you can, from 24 weeks (from memory) they will work on bub if you give birth. Fingers crossed bub is just giving you a scare.

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    No advice but I'm sending positive vibes your way.

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    Fingers crossed things improve.

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    Thank you for sharing your experiences and signs of support. So far the ultrasound has shown everything appears normal, blood low looks good, not constrictions anywhere and placenta is fine in the right sport and normal. I wish I could just go under monitoring to convince myself nothing can be done but as you say, I am not far enough to be considered for that. Next scan is Thursday with a doctor in the u,trashing room to see if I can get more answers.
    how long would it take for bubs to pass? It seems endless and so cruel for it to drag out.

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    No advice but have been thinking of your post all day. Hope Bubs pulls through.


 

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