Had a bit of a freakout this morning

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Registered: 12-31-1969
Had a bit of a freakout this morning
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Mon, 07-30-2012 - 11:55am
So the Perinatal office where we had our u/s Friday called asking if I'd come in early that day to speak with the doctor about our recent results. They just left a message and I was stuck on a conf call freaking out about all the things that could be wrong. I finally had to leave the call because I couldn't focus, I was so upset. The doc said not to panic that the baby has a slight heart arrhythmia. He said in 97% of cases, these resolve themselves and it may be resolved when I go back in 4 weeks. He said he didn't mean to scare me, they're just OCD when it comes to this stuff. I read online that there might be meds I would take to resolve it if it comes to that. What do you guys think? Have any of you encountered this?
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Registered: 01-22-2010
Mon, 07-30-2012 - 1:51pm

Sorry you had such a scare. Dani (dani_d) who graduated in March had this with her little girl and they thoroughly checked her out when she was born and she was perfect

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Registered: 10-27-2011
Mon, 07-30-2012 - 9:53pm

Hi Jen, I am so sorry about the scare! My daughter had the same thing. My doctor kept a watch on her and it resolved it self after a couple weeks or so..when she was born she was completely fine and I also heard this was common at the time when they found it. Don't worry I think the baby will be fine..I know it is hard. (HUGS) !!!

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Registered: 04-03-1998
Tue, 07-31-2012 - 4:53am

Yes, as Leila pointed out, my baby girl had an arrythmia in late pg. It was actually PVC's (premature ventricular contractions). Not sure what type of arrythmia your little girl has. It's very common and will more than likely resolve on its own. But yes, it freaked me out cause I could hear the irregularity with my doppler. Luckily, it resolved itself in a matter of a couple weeks in my case. If your daughter continues to have heart issues, I'm sure your doctor will closely monitor her and at birth they'll check her over thoroughly. Worse case scenario is she'd have to see a pediatic heart specialist. But, again, arrythmias are VERY common and usually nothing to worry about too much.

KUP!

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Registered: 01-05-2001
Tue, 07-31-2012 - 2:46pm
I know nothing about fetal arrhythmias but I'm glad the other ladies were able to give you some positive stories! I'll keep sending P&PT that everything is fine!





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