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A baby heart is the heart of an infant or fetus, whether the baby is already born or still inside the mother’s womb. A baby heart does not beat at the same rate as an adult heart because the baby is tiny and the heart is still developing. A baby’s heart rate should be between 110 and 160 beats per minute. A baby heart rate that is above or below the normal range may indicate a potential heart problem. A baby’s heartbeat can be heard from as early as ten weeks of pregnancy via an ultrasound, depending on the baby’s position, the mother’s weight, and the accuracy of the conception date. The heart rate is monitored throughout pregnancy to track the health and development of the baby.

Does Rapid Weight Gain Have Negative Consequences for My Baby? Promotion of Faster Weight Gain in Infants Born Small for Gestational Age. Is There an Adverse Effect on Later Blood Pressure?

in Newborn Care/Research Findings
Fast Weight Gaining have Negative Consequences on My Baby

Some studies have shown that babies who are small for their gestational age have higher cardiovascular health risks than those born with adequate weight and height. Some experts encourage measures that promote postnatal growth in an effort to reduce these effects. However, there is evidence that increasing postnatal nutrition in premature infants actually raises rather…

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The Consequences of Drinking Coffee during Pregnancy Maternal Caffeine Consumption and Risk of Cardiovascular Malformations

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Maternal Caffeine Consumption and Risk of Cardiovascular Malformations

About 89 percent of American women drink coffee, and some of them continue to do so during pregnancy. While a number of recent studies claim that caffeine consumption has health benefits, such as a decreased risk of diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and liver disorders, the effects of maternal coffee consumption on the fetus have not been…

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Urinary Tract Infections in Mothers and Possible Heart Defects in Newborns Maternal Urinary Tract Infections and Selected Cardiovascular Malformations.

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Urinary Tract Infections in Mother and Possible Heart Defects in Newborn
Urinary Tract Infections in Mother and Possible Heart Defects in Newborn

Congenital cardiovascular malformations are, unfortunately, frequent and serious birth defects that occur in 10 out of every 1,000 live births. Multiple investigations have been done to determine the possible causes of these malformations. Some research assessed if maternal infections could be related to these birth defects. These research trials had some striking results. There was…

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