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Suggest remedy for heart palpitations during pregnancy

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Posted on Thu, 3 Dec 2015
Question: I am almost 9 weeks pregnant and today I have been feeling kind of jittery/heart beating harder. Just feels kind of like I took caffeine or something. Could something be wrong?
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Very common occurrence during pregnancy, nothing serious

Detailed Answer:
Hello ma'am and welcome.

Thank you for writing to us.

I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. First of all, congratulations on the great news. Now I would like you to know that you are most probably experiencing palpitations, which are quite common during pregnancy and are experienced by more than 60 % of pregnant women.

Non-sustained arrhythmias are one of the most common causes, and is nothing to worry about as most of the irregular beats observed during pregnancy subside almost immediately after delivery, or even during pregnancy itself. I would however, recommend a visit to your doctor to help you with any guidance required.

Remember to always keep your doctor in the loop, and I am sure everything will go perfectly well. I wish you loads of luck, and please do not hesitate to write back to me for any further clarifications, I am always here to help.

Best wishes.
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Suggest remedy for heart palpitations during pregnancy

Brief Answer: Very common occurrence during pregnancy, nothing serious Detailed Answer: Hello ma'am and welcome. Thank you for writing to us. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. First of all, congratulations on the great news. Now I would like you to know that you are most probably experiencing palpitations, which are quite common during pregnancy and are experienced by more than 60 % of pregnant women. Non-sustained arrhythmias are one of the most common causes, and is nothing to worry about as most of the irregular beats observed during pregnancy subside almost immediately after delivery, or even during pregnancy itself. I would however, recommend a visit to your doctor to help you with any guidance required. Remember to always keep your doctor in the loop, and I am sure everything will go perfectly well. I wish you loads of luck, and please do not hesitate to write back to me for any further clarifications, I am always here to help. Best wishes.