I am 15 weeks pregnant. I felt that I was out of the woods and the pregnancy is safe, but yesterday I got really scared. I had 6 episodes of really bad chest pains. It feels like my heart is tightening and fighting to pump. It lasts about 10 seconds or so. I am only 32 and in good health (I walk 2-3 miles a day and eat OK). This happened 6 times yesterday. I called my primary Dr, but thephone was busy all day.
I don't know if I should call my OB. I know pregnancy increases your blood volume by 50% or so so I guess my heart is working harder. But I don't want to waste my OB's time if it has nothing to do with my baby.
Everytime it happens, afterwards my heart aches for a little while.
Has anyone had heart problems related to pregnancy? I am frightened. I can feel it isn't gone today, my heart feels aching, but I have not had a pain episode. I think I may go to the ER if I have another one, though.
If you are seriously frightened and concerned, go right to the ER.
If you are just unsure about what to do, call your doctors office #, and there should be instructions on what to do to get ahold of the doctor--there is usually an answering service that will have the doctor call you right back to talk to you, even on weekends.
Lea- (great name I'm using Leah for my DD)- If I were you I would get checked out ASAP. I know that heartburn can be common in pregnancy but that doesnt sound to me like your issue. I would call our OB and get an after hours # or head straight to the hospital which is likely what he/she will tell you to do anyway. Take care and keep us posted.
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