After a over year of TTC and heartbreaking miscarriage last year, I am now nearly six weeks pregnant. I am trying not to read too much into things, but it's fair to say that I am anxious.
i wear a Fitbit which tracks my heart rate. I noticed the trend over the months of the resting heart rate lowering in the lead up to ovulation (down to around 68) and then rising in the lead up to my period (up to around 80). This cycle, it kept going up... Which along with my tender breasts, were promoting my suspicions before even getting a BFP. My mindset justified the rising and falling resting heartrate as my heart pumping more blood around due to hormones, having to work harder to create a baby and nourishing the baby.
Since getting my bfp, my resting heart rate consistently went up until a week ago, then it went down, stayed the same and then went down again:
75, 77, 79, 81, 82, 84, 84, 82, 81, 81, 81, 81, 79
i was getting blood tests every 2-3 days but my dr was happy with my HCG levels trending up (3320 at 5w 1d) so said I didn't need any more blood tests and to get my first scan at 7w.
i know I am only 5w 5d, but I don't 'feel' pregnant. My boobs are a bit tender, and I get a bit gassy in the afternoon/evening... That's it. No sickness. Not really tired.
Am I reading too much into the resting heart rate decreasing?
I would love to hear from you if you have any knowledge in this area, and might be able to put my mind at ease.