Tachycardia in pregnancy: to follow the work of the heart

May 3, 2012

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 If tachycardia during pregnancy due to natural causes, such as physical overexertion or excitement, this is normal. However, some causes of tachycardia during pregnancy require medical intervention.

Pregnancy leads to many physical and hormonal changes in a woman's body, which increases the workload on the heart. This formation of the placenta, and weight gain, and creating a network of new blood vessels, uterus and fetal growth, and the like. In addition, the heart of a pregnant woman have to work not only on her but on the child. The additional load on the heart can lead to an increase in heart rate. Heart rate in pregnant women could increase by 10-20 beats per minute. Palpitations during pregnancy - a fairly common phenomenon, especially in the third trimester. It was found that, starting from the sixth month of pregnancy, the rhythm of the heartbeat of women increases by 15-20 beats per minute. If a woman is diagnosed paroxysmal tachycardia, the heart rate can reach 220 beats per minute.

 Tachycardia in pregnancy: to follow the work of the heart

What is tachycardia in pregnancy

If a pregnant woman is a rapid heart rate or pulse, compared to normal for her age frequency of the pulse, it is diagnosed tachycardia .  About tachycardia during pregnancy is said, if the heart rate exceeds 100 beats per minute .  There are sinus tachycardia (hearth rhythm is the sinus node, the natural pacemaker) and tachycardia nesinusovuyu .  Sinus tachycardia can be physiological (related to the physical, psychological and emotional stress), noncardiac (occurs in fever, hyper, hypotension, hypoglycemia, chronic foci of infection, acute diseases, with an overdose of certain drugs) cardiac, ie arising from the primary lesion hearts .  Nesinusovaya supraventricular tachycardia can be or supraventricular (source rhythm is the top of the heart) and ventricular (source are lower rhythm of the heart) .  Gestational supraventricular tachycardia is not dangerous for the mother and child .

When rapid heart beat a pregnant woman may experience palpitations, chest pain Chest pain is one symptom - a lot of diseases  Chest pain is one symptom - a lot of diseases
 . Her shortness of breath, dizziness or headache, fatigue, exercise intolerance, fainting and numbness of body parts (in severe cases). Sinus tachycardia may be accompanied by a number of minor symptoms, such as dizziness, general weakness and anxiety Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?  Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?
 . Sinus tachycardia is fairly common during pregnancy, especially prone to her anemic women.

 Tachycardia in pregnancy: to follow the work of the heart


Reasons for developing tachycardia during pregnancy is different and not fully understood. The main one is the high content in the body of a pregnant woman's hormones quickens the heart rate. Development tachycardia during pregnancy contribute to:

  • Anemia;
  • Obesity;
  • Allergy to prenatal vitamins;
  • An overdose of vitamins for pregnant women;
  • Bronchial asthma;
  • Pulmonary embolism or the presence of blood clots in the lung;
  • Disorders of the thyroid gland;
  • Ectopic pregnancy;
  • Pulmonary infection;
  • Anxiety and stress;
  • Acute adrenocortical insufficiency;
  • Fever;
  • Sepsis;
  • Dehydration;
  • Amniotic fluid embolism;
  • Obstetric hemorrhage;
  • Severe blood loss;
  • Placental abruption;
  • Uterine rupture;
  • Side effects of medicines and drugs;
  • Serious injuries;
  • Heart disease, including myocardial infarction or disorder blood flow to parts of the heart.

 Tachycardia in pregnancy: to follow the work of the heart


There are the following signs and symptoms of tachycardia during pregnancy:

  • Chest pain;
  • Dizziness;
  • Fatigue;
  • Numbness in various parts of the body;
  • Fainting;
  • Cardiopalmus;
  • Anxiety.

 Tachycardia in pregnancy: to follow the work of the heart


For the treatment of tachycardia during pregnancy is needed as much information about how and where the first occurred tachycardia, and how quickly it spread. It is necessary to control weight gain to prevent obesity. Excessive weight gain during pregnancy can cause tachycardia. Pregnant women should avoid substances that stimulate heart activity, such as caffeine, tobacco, alcohol and drugs. If tachycardia is caused by heart or lung disease, it should be treated immediately. To do this as soon as possible, seek medical help.

Treatment of sinus tachycardia may include beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers and antiarrhythmic drugs. Beta-blockers control the effects of adrenaline on the sinus node, and calcium channel blockers and antiarrhythmic drugs control the generation of electrical impulses sinus node. Amiodarone - antiarrhythmic drug, which can cause significant fetal abnormalities, so keep in mind that taking medication for tachycardia without a prescription to pregnant women can not.

Mild tachycardia during pregnancy is considered normal, as the mother's heart has to work harder to provide more blood flow to the uterus. This tachycardia Tachycardia - the body to the limit?  Tachycardia - the body to the limit?
   It should not be cause for panic. Complete rest, drinking a lot of water and other liquids useful to maintain the water balance of the body will help the heart to cope with rapid heart rhythm. Stress management techniques and relaxation, such as yoga or meditation can help relieve stress and anxiety. If you are healthy, the symptoms of tachycardia Symptoms of tachycardia: the timely detection  Symptoms of tachycardia: the timely detection
   not too anxious and do not cause significant discomfort, do not worry - with the passage of time will pass tachycardia without medical intervention and heart rate return to normal.

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Ureaplasmosis and pregnancy - can be complications

January 25th, 2013

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 Today obstetricians recommend planning to become pregnant with a preliminary inspection of the spouses before conception. The reason for these recommendations is the existence of genital infections, which have a long asymptomatic and cause numerous complications during pregnancy, both from the mother and from the fetus. These infections include ureaplasmosis Ureaplasmosis - inflammation of the urogenital system  Ureaplasmosis - inflammation of the urogenital system

 Ureaplasmosis and pregnancy - can be complications

Features state of pregnancy and ureaplasmosis

Pregnancy is always accompanied by a decrease in immunity. This physiological reaction: immune system is suppressed so that it did not contribute to the removal from the mother alien fetal cells.

That is why it is so dangerous in pregnant women, any chronic infections: their causative agents, which for the time being quietly "sitting" in their places, begin to multiply rapidly and cause worsening of the disease. And since the treatment in the first weeks of pregnancy is not desirable to carry out, the infection can get significant distribution.

Ureaplasmosis - is, as a rule, long flowing infection relapses which coincide with periods of low immunity. Therefore, during pregnancy ureaplasmosis can be activated.

 Ureaplasmosis and pregnancy - can be complications

Infertility and ectopic pregnancy with ureaplasmosis

Problems with pregnancy can occur even before its start. The fact that chronic inflammation may induce growth in the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries connective tissue - adhesions that disrupt the permeability of these cavities. Especially dangerous is proliferation of adhesions in the fallopian tubes and ovaries.

The growth of adhesions in the ovaries release an egg prevents their ovaries, so its fertilization can not occur. If fertilization has occurred, the egg cell of the fallopian tube will prevent adhesions Adhesions - how to get rid of them?  Adhesions - how to get rid of them?
   in pipes spanning its lumen. The small dimensions allow the sperm to pass through the "fine sieve" adhesions, and a large egg is stuck there. If the fertilized egg begins to develop in the fallopian tube, then sooner or later the tube is broken - it is accompanied by severe internal bleeding and ends tend to tubal ligation.

 Ureaplasmosis and pregnancy - can be complications

Miscarriage in the background ureaplasmosis

The inflammatory process in the mucosa of the uterus can lead to the fact that the fertilized egg can not attach to the wall of the well or will not receive enough oxygen and nutrients due to blood circulation disorders. This leads to miscarriage and abortion.

In the later stages of greater significance is the presence of uterine adhesions: the fetus grows and uterus could not be stretched due to the fact that its adhesion block the cavity. Imperfection circulation in the placenta is thus lagging behind in the development of the fetus and has a negative effect on the brain. All this can lead to premature birth, birth of a premature or small baby, which will be difficult to adapt to the external environment.

To miscarriage Miscarriage - why you lose the most precious thing?  Miscarriage - why you lose the most precious thing?
   also leads chorioamnionitis - inflammation of the membranes (amnion and chorion), developing an infection in the transition from the uterus to the placenta through the membranes. This often results in miscarriage and premature birth.

 Ureaplasmosis and pregnancy - can be complications

Manifestations ureaplasmosis after childbirth

After birth, a woman's body is weakened, the blood vessels of the uterus gape, so infection can spread and cause severe inflammatory processes, such as postpartum endometritis - inflammation of the lining of the uterus.

Status of women at the same time can be very difficult, especially if a ureaplasmosis joins another kind of bacterial infection. The woman has dramatically increased the temperature, there are signs of intoxication, the spread of infection through the blood vessels can lead to sepsis.

Child at ureaplasmosis infected during pregnancy is rare - the fruit is usually well protected from infection. But cases of intrauterine infection is still there. Infection thus penetrate to the fetus from the uterus through the placenta, fetal membranes and amniotic fluid. Thickets infect all the airways, which is manifested in the form of pneumonia Pneumonia - Symptoms and Causes  Pneumonia - Symptoms and Causes
 . It was quite rare infection enters the bloodstream into the brain, which leads to the development of meningitis. If infection occurs during birth, it affects usually the upper respiratory tract and genitals, often in girls.

Often ureaplasmosis during pregnancy, children are born with low birth weight, lag behind in the physical and psychological development.

Ureaplasmosis during pregnancy has a negative impact on the mother and the fetus. Therefore it is better to identify such diseases being treated prior to conception and during pregnancy planning.

Galina Romanenko

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