Your heart is an involuntary muscle, which means it cannot be controlled consciously. So you shouldn't be aware of your heartbeat, however you shouldn't think that it stopped. If it did, you may have skipped a beat. In any case you should get it checked out. Matters of the heart shouldn't be taken lightly.
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I am a 24 and a half year old white female with 3 children ages 4 and under. My heart rate is normally on the higher side when I am pregnant and that s pretty much the only time I ever check it. But I ve been checking it a lot the past few days and every time it s been between 101-109bpm. Even after just waking up after sleeping. Sometimes I do feel like my heart is racing. Is this something I should get checked out by a doctor?
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