I have read a few other mom's stories online about being at the OB's and their baby's heartrate fluctuating from 160-120 bpm or 70-130 and going up and down. One of these moms was referred to a "specialist".
I had a similar experience at my midwife appointment where my baby's HR went up to around 180, but back down to 120 in a matter of seconds, and then stayed at 120. My midwife was concerned, but didn't say why, which hasn't happened with my other two pregnancies, so it has me thinking:
Is there a wide range of normal for babies' HRs? What are some warning signs? What could it mean if there is a fluctuation in HR and when is HR in pregnancy a sign of a problem? Or HR in labor (can you tell cord is too tight or baby is in a poor position for birth by the HR?)
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