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Increased heart rate during pregnancy?

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NewMum26 Wed 15-Mar-17 12:19:08

So I decided to take my blood pressure at home over the last few days and my blood pressure is great if anything a little low which is normal and always has been for me.
I was surprised though as my heart rate has been between 90 - 105 beats per minute each time I've taken it. I'm sure it's never normally this high. I have read it increases during pregnancy even more so in the hits trimester and I am 33 Weeks currently. Just wondered if anyone else had experienced this.

Sparklyuggs Wed 15-Mar-17 13:11:58

I think it can be common but I'd check with your midwife just in case.

ShuttyTown Wed 15-Mar-17 13:15:39

I had this in my late stage pregnancy, a few occasions my heart was going so fast I could feel it pounding in my chest and it would skip a beat too. I contacted my midwife and she said it was normal for end stage pregnancy. If you're concerned however don't hesitate to contact your EPU

coughsandsneezes Wed 15-Mar-17 13:17:22

That's normal for me (fourth pregnancy - normal heart rate is 70something, goes up to 90-100 in every pregnancy). It's 94 at the moment (or was before I wrote this, sitting on the sofa).

coughsandsneezes Wed 15-Mar-17 13:18:02

(and I'm 34 weeks)

PositivePlans2017 Wed 15-Mar-17 17:24:38

I asked my midwife about this last week at my 28 week appointment as mine has been 90-100 when I've checked last few weeks but she wasn't worried!

troodiedoo Wed 15-Mar-17 17:29:19

Mine has been 110-120 resting since about 30 weeks. Higher when midwife takes it because it's so hot there. She referred me to gp who said it's a known phenomenon in pregnancy and nothing to worry about. Baby's heart rate is the important one apparently.

HN42 Wed 15-Mar-17 18:27:00

Its pretty normal. I had my heart rate measured by my GP when I was 6 weeks and it was 90 beats per minute and I was very relaxed at that point. The GP said nothing about it so I came home and googled about increased heart rate in pregnancy and was reassured to find its completely normal for it to be in the range of 90-100 beats per minute in pregnancy, its because your heart is working harder to beat all the blood around your system.

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