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i'm not even 16, and and pregnant, i have supraventricular tachycardia. would i die, giving birth?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:55 PM on Jun. 16, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Go to your gynecologist and find out. Most of the moms here are not doctors. If you are pregnant, YOU. MUST. SEE. A. DOCTOR. Go to your school nurse and tell her if you don't want to tell your parents yet.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:58 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • Ask your doctor.

    Answer by sugamama3 at 8:59 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • Yes there are many other avenues than cafemom where you will find more accurate information. Go to a doctor as the above poster mentioned.

    Answer by Melbornj at 8:59 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • They could do a C-section if you have a health issue that could endanger your life, but I am not an MD. Like the first poster said, you really should see a doctor. Have you told your parents?

    Answer by CarriePM at 9:00 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • you will be considered high risk, so you will need to have more ob care than a healthy person.

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:00 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • i have told my parents. but i want to make sure, before i go any further, because honestly, i made a mistake, but i want to keep this baby, if i can. but i'd like to live, more.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 9:02 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • Most likely you will have a csection as to not cause any strain to your heart. Many women with heart trouble deliver either via csection or with a epidural in order to minimize the strain on the heart.

    You are not the first and certainly will not be the last to deliver with this condition. It is unlikely that you would die with this because there are precautions that can be taken BUT as others have said you should talk to your doctor about your case.

    “There are no maternal deaths as a result of arrhythmia reported in the Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths”

    Good luck sweet heart! Get into your OBGYN as soon as you can.


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:15 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • thankyou so much! you all have helped - ALOT.
    thank you, again!

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 9:16 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • you can give birth perfecly fine with SVT completely natrually and safely.


    Answer by BabyBoyMatthew at 2:29 AM on Jun. 24, 2011

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