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Doe you think that heart rate is ok for this gestation?


Posted by lkpenney

I am sorry to bother you with my paranoia. I was so excited to get a fetal heartbeat on the u/s at 5w5d. Doc said it was bout 88 beats per minute. I looked and saw that other ladies were also seeing h/b this early, but the rates were higher than mine (98, 107, 121, etec.) So, I looked it up on google (stupid, I know), and noticed that lower heart rate was a sign of eventual fetal demise  before the first trimester was over. I guess I am just super scared since we had a m/c last June. I know that I am so fortunate to have seen a h/b, but now I am afraid that the rate is too low. I go back on May 5th for another scan, and I honestly think I am going to worry myself sick(er) than I already am. Do you have any pearls of wisdom for me? I saw nothing on Friday but a yolk sac, so to have seen a fetal pole and hb on Wed. was a miracle. Any thoughts...I can take it...
 
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Every pregnancy is different from woman to woman and even from pregnancy to pregnancy in the same woman.

How did you determine how far along you are: last missed period or ovulation date?

ovulation date.  I ovulated really late...cd 56.  I measured right on target for my ovulation date.
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