Mommy to Abigail 2/09 and Ollie 3/11
Happy Wife since 12/31/05 ~ Blessed Mama to 2/8/09 and 6/11/11, with on the way due 2/24/14
This exact thing happened when my youngest was in utero. Around the same gestation too. I was so terrified because listening to that heart rate is so scary. They didn't find any structural abnormalities with us either and the arrithmias slowly got better over the next month. We had an echo right after the birth and nothing ever came of it. I still get the doctors to give a good listen when we go! The midwives couldn't figure out what had happened. There was some old meconium staining on the placenta so it semed like some sort od stress event had happened.
Thinking about you. Hang in there mama!!
I'm not in your ddc but wanted to tell you my baby developed an arrhythmia (skipping every 5th beat) at about 18 weeks. I was panicked and immediately scheduled an ultrasound. Before my u/s, just two days after hearing the arrhythmia I was in a car wreck, and having cramping, so I went to my midwife to listen to the baby and much to my surprise it had resolved. At the u/s they found no structural defects. I did a lot of research and found that it is fairly common, and they think it happens a lot more and is just never noticed because it occurs when no one is listening, and is often just small stage the baby goes through during development. I know it is scary! My baby is 15 months now and never had an issue since. I hope your babe's problem is the same type of thing and resolves without further incident. Best of wishes to you!
Oy...yeah, a little too much excitement for one week. Hopefully she's in for some calmer times during her last 5 weeks in mama!
Tina ~ SAH- head Mama to -
DS (07/'03), DD (05'05), DS, unplanned UC (01/'09), DD (06/'11) ...
SURPRISE! New little one, due Sept. 2013