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Anyone know - does/can fetal heart rate drop a little towards end of term, is this normal?

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chocmint Fri 30-Jan-09 22:19:23

I am 39 wks pg and the baby's heart rate is usually 140-150 or thereabouts, however twice this week it has registered at 125 & 130.

Is it normal/usual that the HR reduce the nearer it gets to term?

Also, it has moved less this week (although it has been seen on a scan and also felt (palapated??) by two different MWs, so I'm not worried something drastic has happened obviously, it's just with the lowered HR plus less movement means I'm a bit concerned.

What's it doing in there?!

fruitshootsandheaves Fri 30-Jan-09 22:27:39

movement does drop just before birth IIRC, don't know about heart rate as mine was only monitored during birth.

chocmint Fri 30-Jan-09 22:30:24

Thanks FH&L, sometimes we can know too much can't we!!! (if HR hadn't been taken this week I'd be none the wiser about any small variations)

chocmint Fri 30-Jan-09 22:30:59

Sorry, FS&H!!!


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