Question by  Kitsy (13)

What is the normal heartbeat at 8 weeks pregnant?

I saw my baby's heartbeat but I am not sure it is normal.


Answer by  anniekiefera (359)

Between 130 and 160 is normal. Although, heart rates can go up or down due to mothers caffeine intake or the babies activity level. For the most part as long as you hear the heart beat everything is fine.


Answer by  KatDay (104)

Normal range for fetal heart beat during the pregnancy is 120-160 beats per minute. At week 8 it is a little bit faster and should be approximately 140-165 beats per minute. Towards the later stages of the pregnancy it will slow down a little and will be within the normal range.


Answer by  Ali41 (1593)

Yes. This is normal. The baby's heartbeat starts between 6-8 weeks. However, if you had a very early ultrasound it may be too early to see the heartbeat (or even if you saw it, too early to measure it). For a while, the ultrasound will be the only way to measure the fetus's heartbeat.


Answer by  SashaDarkCloud (5764)

If your baby's heartbeat was not normal, your doctor will tell you about it. I am positive that your baby's heartbeat is fine. Congratulations on having a child, may it grow up strong and healthy.


Answer by  jalucia (936)

Definitely ask your doctor. This is the best thing to do to quell your concerns. Normal fetal heart rate is between 110 and 180 beats per minute. This can vary according to fetal age and activity at the time.


Answer by  Carolina (17)

The normal heartbeat rate at 8 weeks pregnant should be between 149 to 172 bpm. It will decrease generally by week 12 to a range of 120-160.


Answer by  WelcomingNewLife (144)

The average fetal heartrate will vary with each situation, but is thought to be between 110 and 160 beats per minute around that gestation. The earlier the pregnancy, however, the less the heartrate potentially will be. It is wise to also note that these are just averages. A bit higher or even lower does not necessarily indicate a problem.


Answer by  Anonymous

hi i agree the heartbeat at 8 weeks is anywhere between 120 to 160 p/m i would also like to suggest that an ultrasound should be done only after the 8th week. Doctors can really scare u at times


Answer by  laura7373 (409)

The normal heart beat is usually fast at this gestition around 178 to around 160 but most drs or midwives dont even try and listen this early normally around the 3 or 3 1/2 month at the earlest


Answer by  maryb (95)

A normal heart rate at 8 weeks can range from 90-160. In the beginning, the baby's heart only has 2 chambers, so the heart rate is slower. As the baby grows, the heart divides into 4 chambers, and the heart rate will increase. At your next ultrasound you should see a heart rate about 120.


Answer by  SandyG (807)

An 8 week fetus will have a normal heartbeat in the range of 120 - 160 beats per minute. The heartbeat is detectable by ultrasound as early as 6 weeks, when the heartbeat is around 90 - 110 beats per minute. If you are carrying twins, it may be hard to distinguish one baby from the other.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

The heartrate of a baby at eight weeks along will vary depending on the babies sex and how active the mother is. Is should be between 140 and 160


Answer by  Anonymous

Just had an ultrasound today and my little jellybean is 7 weeks n 2 day w/ heartbeat of 156 beats per min!

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