+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    1,218
    Thanks
    326
    Thanked
    198
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Irregular Heart Beat

    Has anybody developed an irregular heart beat whilst they were pregnant? I flipped into a "regularly irregular" rhythm two weeks ago (skipping every fourth or fifth beat) and its getting worse. I was asymptomatic of it but now Im getting almost constant palpitations and becoming short of breath.

    I guess im wondering if anyone had something similar and how it was managed? Did you have any birthing complications etc?

    I see a physician next Tuesday - living in the country means everything takes forever.....

    Im currently 25w3d

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    1,013
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked
    191
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Yes I had this in my last pregnancy. Had ECG and then wore a heart rate monitor for 24 hours. Was diagnosed as an ectopic heartbeat and not serious. My ob just said i might have to see a cardiologist if it didn't got away after bub was born! No complications for me and they weren't expecting there to be. Had a normal vaginal delivery! And all fine ever since. I'm sure it's just because your heart is working harder to supply the baby! Hope all is well with you - I'm sure it will be!!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    1,013
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked
    191
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    How far along are you?? Mine was worst in the third trimester!!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    4,125
    Thanks
    1,810
    Thanked
    1,694
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Yes I had this but didn't think much of it, I never got shortness of breath or anything, and was normal most of the time. This pregnancy I expected to be worse (twins) but nothing so far.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    1,218
    Thanks
    326
    Thanked
    198
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Yeh i was managing ok but now with the palpitations and shortness of breath its really hard to work (i have a very active job). I guess i just have to wait and see what they say! I just need to know its not going to affect the baby i suppose....i can deal with anything else


 

Similar Threads

  1. Seeing first heart beat?
    By Youngmummy2bee in forum First Trimester Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 13-11-2012, 19:32
  2. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 14-08-2012, 08:33

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Hunter Women's Health CentreHunter Women’s Health Centre care for women of all ages, in the full spectrum of their gynaecologic and obstetric ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Menevit versus Blackmores Conceive Well MenConception & Fertility General Chat
Miracle March TTC and Testing ChatConception & Fertility General Chat
HGC lelvels stressed please helpConception & Fertility General Chat
@Nattie84General Chat
Happiness thread.General Chat
April/May TTC group chatConception & Fertility General Chat
Married At First Sight 2017Movies / Music / Books / TV Chat
REVIEWS
"Pigeon teats rule!"
by Alex
Pigeon PP Wide Neck reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›