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PVCs and Pregnancy

Posted By Gretchen on September 09, 1998 at 09:33:07:







Several years ago I was having an EKG as part of a work related physical.  The doctor showed me where they had caught 2 PVCs.  He said that having PVCs can be perfectly benign but that if I noticed a pronounced increase in the frequency, I should have a more thurough exam.  Over the years I have noticed the flip-flop feeling very infrequently, maybe once or twice every 3 months.
I am now 6 months pregnant with my second child and I am having the flip-flop feeling many times a day, every day. Sometimes 2-3 in a row.  I did not have this with my last pregnancy and I don't feel that I am under unusual stress or anxiety.
Should I be alarmed?  I am wondering if there is any link between PVCs and pregnancy, and especially if there could be resulting complications to the pregnancy.  I am worried about the stress of labor and delivery causing the PVC frequency to increase even further.  Should I see a doctor?
Thanks for your feedback.
Gretchen
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