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Heart Palpitations during pregnancy

Just wondering if any of you Moms out there ever had problems with palpitations during the 2nd or 3rd trimester of pregnancy.  I am 5 months now and have recently been having these palps quite oftem.  Mostly in the morning when I have empty stomach and I really tend to freak out about them and I think that makes them worse.  I also notice that I tend to have them more when I dont get enough rest.  I have been treated for episodes of tachycardia and take a beta blocker every day but havent had any problems with the fast heart rate, just the palps or "flutters"...they really scare me and annoy me too.  All bloood work so far has come back normal, had event moniter a couple years back which showed tachycardia but thats it. Just wondering if anybody has info
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Does your OB know you are on beta blockers?  I'm assuming so.
Some studies have shown problems in the newborn with a slow heart rate and blood sugar problems if the mother was on beta blockers, while others studies do not support this.  

I'm also assuming you have had normal echos and such.  Many people have palpitations, and in the setting of a structurally normal heart, they pose no threat to your health other than annoyance.  Some people who have palpitations notice they get worse during pregnancy, and for others, palpitations surface for the first time during pregnancy.  Again, if everything is structurally normal, there should be no problem.
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i am 6 months preggy and I have palpitations too.Back  in college,I have palps when I am stressed and nervous.I am wondering if this is normal.It makes me afraid.I panic when I have palps.Please help me..
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i'm so glad i'm not the only one who has this problem i have them alot to and i'm in early pregnancy i'm 5 weeks and scared to death because when i have them i panic then it gets worst!!!!!!!!!!!
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I am now 29 weeks pregnant but have been having palpitations for over 2 months now. My OBGYN sent me to a cardiologist, and I had an EKG, an echocardiogram, and wore a Holter monitor for a day. Everything was OK so now I'm wearing an event monitor for 14 days to see if it picks up any arythmias. So far my cardiologist says that there isn't anything wrong with me, that he thinks I'm just very sensitive to the hormone fluctuations. My pulse on the Holter monitor went as high as 150/ minute just doing normal activities around the house and such, and it is very worrisome and upsetting. I'm worried about how high it will go when I'm in labor and am planning to talk to my doctors about this, and also about the possibility of going on a low dose beta blocker to slow it down a bit.
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I am now 29 weeks pregnant but have been having palpitations for over 2 months now. My OBGYN sent me to a cardiologist, and I had an EKG, an echocardiogram, and wore a Holter monitor for a day. Everything was OK so now I'm wearing an event monitor for 14 days to see if it picks up any arythmias. So far my cardiologist says that there isn't anything wrong with me, that he thinks I'm just very sensitive to the hormone fluctuations. My pulse on the Holter monitor went as high as 150/ minute just doing normal activities around the house and such, and it is very worrisome and upsetting. I'm worried about how high it will go when I'm in labor and am planning to talk to my doctors about this, and also about the possibility of going on a low dose beta blocker to slow it down a bit.
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Heart palpitations were the first symptom of pregnancy in both of my pregnancies. I am currently about 6 weeks pregnant. I went through a series of tests in my first pregnancy and was told by a cardiologist that I was perfectly healthy. This time, before I found out I was pregnant, my general practitioner ordered an echocardiogram which showed I was having PVCs and I was diagnosed with pulmonary stenosis and hypertension. I went to the same cardiologist who told me I don't really have stenosis, but I do have hypertension. He has ordered an event monitor, but says he is confident that all is well. I think the best thing to do (and most difficult) is stay calm. It gets worse for me too when I focus on it. Do some deep breathing, yoga, and keep busy, but, of course, get thoroughly checked out by your health care provider(s). In my first pregnancy the palpitations mostly subsided by the end of the first trimester and I had a healthy baby girl.
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I am happy to know I am not the only one. I had to go to the hospital transported by ambulance on last night but to heart palp. I was ok until I stretched really hard and yarned. After doing that my heart started. I immediately got hot and broke out into a sweat and got sick. They said I was dehydrated because of the morning or should I say all day sickness I go through.
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I have had heart palpitations since I was just a few weeks pregnant.  I am now 19 weeks.  They go away for a few weeks and then come back.  They are absolutely constant.  It is really terrifying because I don't get a break from them.  My OB sent me to a cardiologist and he did an EKG, Echo and I wore an even monitor for a month that showed PAC's/PVC's.  None of my doctors seem worried abou it and tell me it is hormonal/endocrine related. This is my second pregagncy and I never had these problems before.  Thyroid is fine. Does this sound familiar to anybody?
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I have had heart palpitations sonce my son was born and he was 5 months old....he was my third son, and I had NEVER had them before in my life....NOW, I'm 4 weeks pregnant(found out yesterday) and having extreme heart palpitations. I have been to alot of doctors who cannot find anything wrong with me, or my heart? I'm soooo scared that something isn't right.
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I am pregnant with my second child and I too have had problems with my chest hurting since I had my son back in 2008. Now that I am pregnant with my second baby I have been experiencing heart palpitations and I am terrified. I went to the cardio dr. about 2 weeks ago and the Echo and monitor were both normal. I have been terrified for the past 3 1/2 years and now I am freaking out even more. The cardio dr. said that sometime pregnancy put a strain on your heart so he wanted to check and make sure that my first pregnancy didnt do any damage. Even though everything came back normal I am scared of what will happen by the end of this pregnancy.
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I got heart palpitations at about 18 wks with my 2ndfirst pregnancy (boy) and again at 17 wks with my 3rd (boy). I've done numerous tests,  blood work, worn heart monitors , ect. Unfortunately they are NORMAL during pregnancy :-(. Our heart is pumping 50% more blood than normal and that'd is resulting to these palpitations. Try figuring out what trigures urs. Mine come on strong and last all day with lack of sleep. I also get them after eating or drinking a lot of fluid. They are very scary!
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Ihqave been having heart palpatations for a year now. i have seen doctors and had all the test. the doctor said everything looked fine with my thyroids and my heart looked good.I am 5 months pregnant and have noticed the palpatations are getting worse. It scares me to death and i feel like i'm gonna pass out and my heart wants to stop. I know how you feel and i wish i had more advice for you. All we can do is pray and hope we can find out what is causing these problems.
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I to have been having them. They are especially bad at night or when I am tired. I am an RN and I was still scared. I went to my OB and she had me wear a holter monitor for 24hrs and had a cardiologist evaluate it and he said everything looked fine. PVC's during pregnancy are perfectly normal until your sypmptoms get severe or you have other underlying symptoms or problems. Try not to be worried but always check with your doctor when new issues arise. I am 14 weeks and aged 44, just try to relax and enjoy your pregnancy. Good luck.
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