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Baby's heartbeat

Is it common for the baby's heartbeat to get a little slower the closer you get to labor or the further you are along?

For example, if the heartbeat has been about 160-170 the entire pregnancy but then at 38 weeks it is around 145-150....is that normal?

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Molly4630

Asked by Molly4630 at 1:11 PM on Jul. 13, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Yep! That's normal. They do slow down the farther along you get.
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 1:17 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • i would say yes
    proudmom611

    Answer by proudmom611 at 1:17 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • Phew! works for me. :-)

    Thanks
    Molly4630

    Comment by Molly4630 (original poster) at 1:21 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • It will slow down as it gets bigger - just like after a baby is born, every year their heartrate drops a little - young kids have a much higher heartrate than adults.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:46 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

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