Is heart beat sensation in abdomen during pregnancy?

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Posted on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 in Pregnancy
Question: I am 16 weeks pregnant and had my ultrasound earlier. I felt some heat on my skin where the transducer was..is this bad for my baby?
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Its normal

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
Feeling of heart beat through abdomen is normal.
Moreover, you most probably might have felt the movements of the fetus, rather than the heart beat. This is because the ultrasound wave through the transducer stimulates the fetus and causes fetal movements.
I suggest you not to worry at all.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Wishing you good health.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma 14 minutes later
Not heart beat but some heat like warm sensation from when the transducer was.
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Effect of the ultrasound waves from the transducer

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
Heat production is a normal effect of the ultrasound waves, which are concentrated and coming though the transducer. It has no adverse effect on you or on the fetus.
Do not worry as ultrasound waves used in the machines for scanning are completely safe.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Dr. Deepti Verma

OBGYN, Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Practicing since :2009

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