Researchers from the University of Utah and Intermountain Healthcare published a study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology that examined the various effects of tachysystole on the fetal heart.
Every expectant mother I’ve ever known has remarked on the incredible speed of theirbaby’s heartbeat in utero. They say it sounds unbelievably fast, almost as though it is going to just beat right out of their tiny chests.
Despite the fact that the first human heart beat can be detected early
in the first trimester, researchers from the University of Leeds report
human heart tissues remain jumbled until walls develop late in
The first few hours you spend in the labor and delivery department are hectic. You will have little to no alone time as medical staff prepares you for delivery with what seems like an endless stream of questions, wellness checks and labor monitoring equipment.
There is much debate surrounding the actual moment when life forms inside the pregnant woman.
Fetal testing and monitoring is done to ensure that a fetus is healthy
and growing at an acceptable rate. Fetal tests can help detect potential
and actual problems. This gives the doctors an opportunity to treat the
problem before it further develops, if at all possible.
According to a research study completed by the Intermountain Medical
Center, fetal heart rate may not be the best indicator of fetal health.
Successful pregnancy can be predicted with up to 94% accuracy between days 33 and 36 using transvaginal ultrasound to detect 3 markers, gestational sac diameter, yolk sac size, and fetal cardiac activity.
With vaginal bleeding the risk of miscarriage is high before you see the fetal heart beat and low without bleeding after you see the heart beat
A missed abortion or miscarriage can be diagnosed on ultrasound (sonogram) with several different signs.
When can the fetal heartbeat first be seen?
Can fetal heart rate predict my baby's sex?
A pregnancy can be visualized on transvaginal ultrasound as early as 4w3d-5w0d gestational age (5 weeks after the first day of the last menstrual period or 3+ weeks after fertilization/ovulation).