What is the full form of FHR
FHR: Fetal Heart Rate
FHR stands for Fetal Heart Rate. As the name suggests, it is the heart rate of your baby (fetus) when it is inside your womb. It is usually measured by a radiologist as a part of your routine checkup during pregnancy. It generally varies from 120 beats per minute (bpm) to 160 beats per minute (bpm). The FHR tends to decrease over the time during pregnancy, e.g. During the first 8 to 10 weeks of pregnancy, it can be as high as 180 bps and during last weeks of pregnancy, it can be as low as 120 bps.
Some people believe that baby?s gender can be predicted from the FHR, but it is a myth, not a reality. There is no significant difference between male and female heart rates during pregnancy. A normal FHR Indicates that your pregnancy is going well.