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Pregnant. Increased heartbeat. Have anxiety. Should I go to ER?

Hi my 17 weeks pregnant after dinner last night I felt like my heart every now and then was beeting out my chest or fluttering in my chest it went away for a little tell a layed down to go to bed now its 7 am and I woke up feeling it I know I have anxiety so I checked my pulse and its normal as far as I can tell .. Sometimes I feel the beet in my neck I also know when I m having anxiety sometimes I tend to hold my breath should I go to the er or wait tell Monday and call my dr
Asked On : Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
It is palpitation that you have been feeling. Owing to the changes in the pumping system of the body due to the demands of pregnancy, work load on the heart increases. This is the reason for you to feel the heart beat. You should inform your doctor if you get it repeatedly, meanwhile you may take rest lying in the left lateral position. There is no need to panic; this feeling is part of pregnancy. Consult your doctor for further suggestions.Take care.
Answered: Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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OBGYN Dr. Nilofer AR's  Response
Hello, Thanks for the query,

Palpitations are a very common symptom in pregnancy.
It is seen in up to 60% of normal pregnant ladies.

Palpitations in pregnancy is due to:
Increased blood volume by 50%,
Progesterone hormone of pregnancy,

So please relax and enjoy your pregnancy.
If you experience chest pain with breathlessness , consult your doctor immediately.

Hope this helps,
Dr Nilofer

Answered: Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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