Yup-I get it, too. I have pretty much throughout the pregnancy. I have been told it's sometimes caused by dehydration and other times just because the heart is having to work harder to pump more blood but that it's nothing to worry about. It kind of makes me panic when it happens, though! It's scary.
I have been noticing this a lot lately too. I feel like my heart skips a beat and I get out of breath. I figured it had something to do w/ pregnancy. I had it w/ my DD, but not until much later in the pregnancy..I was going to ask my doc about it on my next appt.
I get heart racing and palpitations (like skipping a beat or feels like it's coming out of my chest). Although I thought it was due to increasing my thyroid meds several times during pregnancy, my OB says pregnancy itself can cause heart palpitations, so for me maybe both pregnancy and hypothyroid meds are contributing to this. Only a few years ago, a slight heat mumur was detected but no symptoms until now. Once I started magnesium vitamins about 6 weeks ago, it seemed to help, though my thyroid med was just increased again this week and back to having daily heart palpitations. Anyway, you might want to ask your doctor about trying magnesium supplements.
I had an abnormal hb at 9 weeks that started after a bout of morning sickness. My heart never stopped racing and they admitted me to the hospital. I was in there for 9 days with artrial fibulation (spell). My heart was healthy - it was the overflow of blood/hormones that would not get it to settle.
They say an irregular skip is normal here and there but when it does not stop and starts speeding then you should worry.. I am medicated now and they say after pregnancy I will be my normal self. Crazy huh?
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.