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Old 09-04-2008, 07:55 PM   #14
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Re: Anyone have arrhythmia (skipped heart beat) during pregnancy?

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Originally Posted by Roseplummer View Post
I had it, well I always have it but it was worse during pregnancy. My ob told me to hold my breath and bear down (think bear down like trying to push a baby out) for a few seconds. He said it makes the heart sorta restart.
Yep, the bearing down stimulates your vagus nerve when should help even out the beating. Mine does this too when I'm pregnant.
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