Even with great medical monitoring during pregnancy, some problems may appear, but it will certainly be the help so that these problems do not get worse and do not become anything serious in the life of the pregnant woman. Within the problems of this phase, fetal extrasystole may be one that many people do not know what it really is, but that is not so uncommon to happen.
Problems with the baby’s heartbeat inside a woman will always make parents scared or even terrified. It is quite understandable, since it is something happening in the heart of the child who is not even born.
But at the same time that it can generate this fear, it is necessary to be a little cautious. Not every problem that occurs is so serious, even if it is a heart problem and the extra fetal systole is not a cause for panic.
Of course, medical follow-up is essential , but all mothers and fathers need to know this before they discover any problems during pregnancy. But to better understand this change, you need to know what it is, what are its causes, what are the complications and what are the necessary treatments for extra fetal systole.
What is Extra Fetal Systole?
It is a heart disease, where the ventricle (an inferior chamber of the heart) contracts faster than it should, before it is completely filled with blood. This makes the fetus’ heartbeat much faster than normal, causing some problems. Extra systole occurs in 4 phases, they are:
- The common heartbeat
- A premature ventricular contraction (CVP)
- Beating at a stronger rate than normal
This sequence is not exactly a pattern and can occur at random. When it occurs in fetuses, extrasystole is not necessarily harmful, as long as the baby’s heart is healthy.
Causes of Extra Fetal Systole
It is not known exactly what the main cause of this disease is, but it is known that it can occur due to delayed formation in some minimal structure of the heart. Excess adrenaline can also be harmful, so it is always recommended that mothers do not go through situations where their nerves get agitated.
Another possible cause for the onset of the disease is a great anxiety on the part of the mother, which can cause the development of the fetus to present certain delays. For this reason, it is not recommended to ingest a lot of caffeine or different types of teas for pregnant women.
These factors that cause extra fetal systole can also affect the mother and cause her to develop extra systole, so care must be redoubled.
What if the baby is born with extra systole?
In many cases, fetal extrasystole is corrected even within the mother, with the correct formation of all the structures of the heart. If this does not happen, several heart problems may appear in the baby and it is very important that tests are performed as soon as the birth occurs to detect what these problems are and how best to treat them. Even in the first days of the child’s life, the doctor will tell you what are the procedures to be followed.
How to Avoid Extra Fetal Systole
There are some natural remedies that can be taken by pregnant women so that extra fetal systole is avoided. Their main objective is to inhibit stress and anxiety, as they are factors that can lead a fetus to develop the disease.
Some teas can calm the woman, but it is necessary to be aware of what types of teas are recommended or not for pregnant women, since many can contribute to the malformation of the fetus. Practicing specific exercises for pregnant women is also a recommended activity that in addition to relieving stress and anxiety, also helps the woman physically during pregnancy.
IMPORTANT: Never try to self-medicate to treat extra fetal systole, this can be extremely harmful for both you and your baby.
Dealing with heart problems is not one of the most comforting things, especially when we are talking about a life that is still forming within a woman. Still, even if all of this information seems very scary, staying calm is essential in situations like this.
And that goes for both the mother and those around her, as the fear of others can end up scaring the woman too. Researching the complication and talking to your specialist doctor are always important ways to be followed in situations like this. That way, the woman will better understand what fetal extra systole is and how she can solve this problem.
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.