What Would Make One Twin's Heart Rate Drop?

by Nicole

I am 30 weeks prego with twins (1 boy 1 girl). We had a doctors appointment this morning and baby B's heart rate was 165 but baby A's was only 123.. they both have been pretty close to eachother (160-165) the entire pregnancy. They are sending me in for another ultrasound.. but I am worried.. what could this mean?

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Feb 26, 2012
Thanks for updating us
by: Leslie

I do hope that your babies will grow strong and big fast you will be in my prayers

Feb 26, 2012
by: Nicole

Thanks everyone .. turns out she was stressed and running out of room.. her water broke a week later and we were taken in for an emergency c.

Feb 26, 2012
by: Christina B.

At 30 weeks they have individual sleep cycles that is why one twin can be kicking more then the other at times. of course they don't sleep all day so they are often awake at the same time. If your baby was sleeping it is only natural that the heart rate dropped.

Feb 24, 2012
by: Anonymous

123 is still a normal heart rate! But sometimes the heartrate can drop if the baby is grabbing their umbilical cord... its normal thought! No worries!

Feb 23, 2012
by: Leslie

It could mean that baby is 'stressed' in which case you if the baby's heartbeat doesn't go back up you could be induced, put on bedrest, and be monitored, but any way it's not a good thing, I'm sorry.
I hope your next ultrasound/checkup will show they are both doing well!

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