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Fetal Heart Beat on Low Side of Normal

Hi there!
I am a mom of a 2 year old who has had 2 chemical pregnancies last fall.  I have spotted this cycle since 8dpo and am pregnant again.  Had an ultrasound done yesterday at exactly 6w0d - the fetal heart beat was only 106 so I am scheduled to have another ultrasound this Monday to see if it goes higher or....  What should I be thinking?  What are my chances?  I have just had 2 days without spotting (my first) and after the ultrasound the radiologist believes the spotting was just caused from implantation, etc so I believe my bigger worry is the heart rate.  I go between feeling like I have no pregnancy symptoms to thinking I have cramping to thinking I have tender boobs. This is such torture.  
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It is torture, and sadly the only thing you can do is wait and see.  It is not unusual to have a low heart beat early in pregnancy, but I can't tell you much more besides that.  Did they do blood levels of pregnancy hormone?  That would be more help than the heart rate.
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Hi

I, too, had a low heartrate my first ultrasound. It was only 80 (around 5w6d), however, a week later the heartbeat had elevated to 114 and one more week after that, it was 164. Hang in there. I know the wait is the hardest part.
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Just wanted to thank you two so much for your replies.  Especially the hopeful one!!  My HCG have been going as expected - my 29 DPO was around 25000 and on 23 DPO it was 5300.  My doctor said that was fine although in my mind it should have been higher.  
Will keep waiting.
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Here is another hopeful message for you ....

At 6wks exactly, they detected a heart rate in the 90s.  Ten days later, the heart rate was 147; two weeks after that, the heart rate was 160.  I am now 12 weeks and the fetus heart rate is still 160.  Not only have I spotted up until 10 weeks, but I have received a very positive outlook from my doctor's office (five doctors) on this pregnancy.  Stay hopeful.
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I had an ultrasound done at 6 weeks and 4 days because I started cramping and bleeding really bad, the heart rate was 90 bpm.  I go back to the doctor tomorrow to check everything out, my HCG levels keep going up...but it's good to know that it could go up that fast.
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Hi, I have been very worried lately because  the baby's HR has been under 120 for periods of time, expecially at night.  I rented a home doppler monitor months ago and use occasionally.  Yesterday I checked myself into L&D and the HR showed 100-118 for about 20 minutes.  At times the HR rose to  170's and  dropped down to the low 110's in seconds. I am so worried.  The nurse thought I was nuts to come in.  I am SO worried.
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