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heartbeat dropped? posts
30th Dec '12

last time I went to the doctors they said his heartbeat dropped to 40 now I have to go see aon specialist the 18 has this happened to u what does it mean?

Amanduuuh Due March 17; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Texas 4382 posts
30th Dec '12

40 or 140?

Amanduuuh Due March 17; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Texas 4382 posts
30th Dec '12

Idk but good luck. How far along are you?

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
30th Dec '12

I would imagine if your baby's heartbeat was 40 they'd have rushed you to the hospital.

willoughfam Due May 26 (girl); 3 kids; Burlington, North Carolina 331 posts
30th Dec '12

My son was in the NICU and I flipped through books of premies one day and there were babies born as early as 22 weeks that survived. The reason for me telling you this is because if your babies heartbeat was honestly 40bpm, they would have rushed you to the hospital and monitored you. If there was no change, quickly, you would be getting an emergency c-section. Maybe they are just concerned that your baby's heartbeat dropped from over 160 to 140 in just a matter of weeks. They are probably just wanting to send you to a specialist to insure your baby doesn't have a VSD or ASD.

willoughfam Due May 26 (girl); 3 kids; Burlington, North Carolina 331 posts
30th Dec '12

I know it sounds ridiculous, but if you are really worried about it, got to the ER and say you are having tummy pains or something. They will check the baby's heartbeat and admit you if it's too low. Also, give your OB a call in the morning and get the facts straight from them. No need to worry when you can easily find out. Good luck!

chelseacate Due April 30 (boy); 2 kids; Cisco, Texas 83 posts
30th Dec '12

If it was 40 they would have done a emergency c section on you , thats ridiculous