Other symptoms of pregnancy: Nausea, vomiting and fatigue are all common in the first trimester, but heart palpitations can occur throughout the whole pregnancy.
Why it happens: In order to support the baby and prepare for childbirth, the body undergoes hormonal changes that make the blood volume increase and heart rate speed up. Palpitations occur most frequently in the third trimester, which is when your circulatory system becomes the most active.
How to treat heart palpitations caused by pregnancy: If your resting heart rate goes over 100 beats per minute (BPM) or if the palpitations are accompanied by giddiness, fainting spells or breathlessness, seek immediate medical attention. If you have a pre-existing heart condition, it’s also recommended that you go for thorough check-ups before conceiving and alert your gynae if you are already expecting.
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