thread: Heart rate at 6weeks 4 days

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Jun 2005

    Heart rate at 6weeks 4 days

    I had my ultrasound today and the heartbeat was measured at 123bpm. Can anyone tell me if this is ok? I have read about peoples baby's heartrate being around 150 and thought 123 might be too slow/weak. Is it ok?

  2. #2
    Registered User

    Oct 2004
    Back in Brisvegas :)

    Delta - My GP & the sonographer both told me that a bpm of between 120-180 is normal for a baby. I remember panicking when I was at the opposite end of the range and her heartbeat was 178bpm because I was so sick.

    Try not to stress too much.....I know that's easier said than done but I'm sure your OB or GP would tell you if they were concerned.

  3. #3
    BellyBelly Life Member

    Jul 2004
    House of the crazy cat ladies...

    123bpm sounds just fine. As Bec said, the babies heartbeats can vary a fair bit...
    Try not to stress... and congratulations on hearing the HB for the first time!

  4. #4
    Registered User

    May 2005
    Good ole NZ !!

    My babies heart beat was 146BPM at 10 weeks, so I wouldnt be worried about it as it is still withing the acceptable range!!!

  5. #5
    kerry Guest

    My Ob told me that between 5 and 8w any heart rate over 104 was fine... it usually picks up after the 8 week mark.

    Don't worry.

    My little Bigfoots HB at 6w1d was 113... so far so good at my end as I am sure you will be too.

  6. #6
    Registered User

    Jun 2005

    Oh, thank you so much for your replies. I really should learn to relax. before the ultrasound I was scared in case there was no heartbeat, then there was so I worry it isnt strong enough ](*,) I am hopeless 'must relax' 'must relax'.

    Kerry, thank you too, as I needed to hear about someone elses story similar to mine. I feel so excited now.