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3. Racing Heart

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A racing heart or experiencing heart palpitations can be a cause for concern during pregnancy.

What do palpitations feel like?

People often describe these sensations as having a heart that is:

  • Fluttering
  • Missing a beat
  • Pounding
  • Racing

What causes heart palpitations during pregnancy?

There are many reasons why someone can experience palpitations during pregnancy, including relatively benign ones such as having negative reactions to certain foods and drinks. Other times, a racing heart can indicate serious problems like preeclampsia.

Anyone who experiences these sensations should consult with their medical provider to determine the cause of their palpitations and rule out more serious conditions.

Those whose morning sickness is severe can also experience the following…

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