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Fluctuations in fetal heart rate 27 weeks

I was just at the OB Tuesday and the heart rate was 143 lower than the normal 145-150 my doc say it's fine. I have a home heart monitor I rented from babybeat.com due to A loss at 20 weeks to umbilical cord accident, so I monitor the heartbeat regularly, Now his heartbeat is always at home 145, I was lyying down and for some reason decided i'd check his HB and it was much slower at 134 that is 11 below the normal, is that OK or normal to be that much lower?? My doctor says normal range is 110-180, i know i'm in the norm BUT what would cause that much of a decline? Should I be worried, should I call the doctor, I don't want to be paranoid BUT i'm concerned, please help any advice appreciated, he is moving right now so it appears he is fine, any ideas.....Thanks Tracy
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Yeah most likely the baby is sleeping when it is a lower rate, mine varied quiet a bit during my pregnancy so....when it accelerates that is good too.  As long as it is between 120-180, I wouldn't worry about it.  Best of luck with the monitoring.
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I had the same thing happen on Monday when I went to the doctor it was only 130 and every other time recently it was in the 140's.  The doctor said it is perfectly fine.  I am 18+ weeks and of course I was worried.  My doctor said 120-160 is normal.  I am sure you have nothing to worry about! :)
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When I was having my Stress Tests during the last 5 weeks of my last pregnancy I would be put on a heartbeat monitor. Every time the baby would move the heart rate would go up about 10-20 beats per minute. Then when She stopped moving it would go down. I would do that 3 times a week and the heartrate went all over the place the whole time I was hooked up. They told me it was a perfect Stress Test and she was healthy as can be. She is a 8 month old happy baby now.

It is totally normal. I understand your concerns though as I have lost babies also. It is a very scary thing and I just wanted to reassure you.
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It used to be,  that heartbeats between 120-140 were thought to be boys,  and heartbeats between 140-160 were girls.  Or oh wait,  that might be reversed.  ;D

Anyway,  heartbeats in the range you are finding are TOTALLY normal,  and in fact,  you want to see "variability" in the heartrate depending on whether the baby is active or sleeping.

Relax.  ;D
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Thanks everyone, I just checked it every 10 minutes after for 4 mintues and it was back uo again, who knows what the issue was, thanks again :-) baby blessings to all
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I'm 20 weeks today. The past few times, the heart beat has continued to decline but the doctor says everything is fine. I go back again tomorrow for an ultrasound. The last one was 2 weeks ago and it was at 128. That's just too close for comfort for me knowing the range is 120-160. It's really stressing me out and I'm so afraid it will be lower again tomorrow. Anyone ever get into the 120s?
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