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Normal heart rate??

Hello

I am exactly 7 weeks pregnant today.  I went to an ultrasound today and I am a bit worried about the heart rate of the baby.  The baby measured 6 weeks and 6 days, but the heart rate is only 124.  With my other babies, around this time in the pregnancy they were in the 170's.  124 seems low to me.  I am stressed out and want some honest answers!!  HELP
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HI!
Very early in pregnancy it is quite common to see low heart rates. From the reading that I've done, anything above 100 is considered to have a good prognosis.  In my practice, we frequently see heart rates as low as the 90s in pregnancies of 5-6 weeks.
If you were my patient, I would repeat the scan in a week or so.  Most likely it will increase to the 160-170 range and then gradually come down over the remainder of the pregnancy.
Congratulations!
Dr B
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When I was 6 wks and 1 day  my baby's heart rate was 128. They said it was normal but did another ultrasound 1 week later to be sure and then it was up in the 170s. Ask your OB if they will do another ultra sound in a week or so.
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Hi there and congratulations!  Sounds like a boy to me. Are your other children girls?  My girls heart rates were 160 and my son's was 120, of course that was before ultrasounds, back in the 70's.
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I had an ultrasound on fri the 20/11/09 and bub had a heartbeat and a fetal pole, i then had another ultrasound on mon the 23/11/09 and there was no heartbeat even with an internal ultrasound i am scared i am having another scan in 2 days, is there still hope my baby is still alive? also my hcg levels went from friday being 25000 to 17000 in 5 days.
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hdear doctor,
I'm 6 wk pregnant and i want to know how much should i increase my levothyroxine dosage from 0.1 mg that i take every day because of sub total levothyroidectomy i did 8 years age...Iam worried and can not wait till my blood test result comes...

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Hi Everyone...
I went in for an US monday 16th at my 8 week first sono and they found that my baby only measured 6w1d and had a heart rate of only 53. I am do back on Monday for a follow up sono. Everything I have read a reaserched is not very encouraging, so if there is anyone out there that can give me some hope.... I also have low progesterone 11.3 so I am now on supplements, which helped my progesterone a lot, it is now 26... now I am just hoping my baby is ok and makes it....I have read on many blogs that some women have a similar situation with low hr in the 90's... and are worried that this is low... I have heard of great outcome stories for heart rates just below normal.....a hr of 53.....???? dont know.
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Hi everyone, for anyone reading this (though Im not sure anyone is since there have been no responses) I just wanted to give an update on my situation I went in for a follow up sono today. The baby passed away some time after my first sono....Im having a D&C tomorrow. Best of luck to anyone else going through a similar situation. This is the hardest thing in the world....But God knows why.
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So, I went for a repeat ultrasound yesterday, 11 days after the last one.  The baby measured 8 wks 3 days, which is bang on and the heart rate is now at 164bpm, much better than the 124.  I feel so much better.
Thank you all for your responses
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i have baby on 04 aug 2006 with csection.now i am agin pregnant what sholud i do so that i give normal birth.,
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