Fetal Heart Beat

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jules-1 - May 30

I am about 9 1/2 weeks pregnant and I have my 2nd doctor's appointment tomorrow. Will the OB be able to detect a heart beat that early? I'm worried. I just hope everything's ok.


shyann - May 30

it is possible to pick the heart beat up at 9 1/2 weeks my doctor picked my baby's heart beat up at my first appointment with a doppler and I was 11 weeks at the time but everyone is different so don't be alarmed if your OB can't pick it up that early


pattford - May 30

We heard the heartbeat at 7 weeks. It depends on the quality of equipment your doctor uses.


snugglybugglys - May 30

With my first baby we heard the heart beat at 8 weeks...with this pregnancy my first appt. was at 9 1/2 weeks also, and the dr couldn't hear it, so he sent me down for an us, and everything was fine...a nice strong heart beat at 180. :) I was worried too...especially when he couldn't detect it with the doppler. Good luck with your appt! :)


littlemama1022 - June 1

I doubt it. I heard my babys heartbeat at 11 weeks and my midwife was very surprised to hear it that early..BUt everyone is different, so you might.


jules-1 - June 1

Hello everyone. I heard the heartbeat yesterday. Very clear and healthy. I am so happy. My OB says the heart beat is usually always detectable by ten weeks.


HannahBaby - June 1

thats funny because my doctor says its usually detectable after 12 weeks. Every doctor is different. Some wont even check until 16 weeks!!


frankschick2001 - June 1

My doctor saw the heartbeat using a transv____al ultrasound at exactly 6 weeks. We only saw it though. We got to hear it using the transv____al at 8 weeks. Using a doppler may take longer to detect the heartbeat.


jules-1 - June 1

My doctor used a doppler and was able to find it right away. I think it also depends on how the baby is positioned.


ezwaggy - June 1

I JUST got back from a pelvic u/s and the radiologist showed us the heartbeat - I'm 8w3d.


nursej - June 2

well i went to my 2nd appt at 6 weeks and my dr. showed me the heartbeat on the u/s screen, could not hear it yet though.


NURSEJ - June 27

i had a prenatal visit today at dr.'s ofc and i am 10 weeks . i was able to hear babies heartbeat with doppler.


tritty - June 27

my doctor said there was a 50-50 chance of hearing the heartbeat at 12 weeks with the doppler (then again i am going to request not to see her anymore and hope and pray she's not on call when i deliver) but i agree that every doctor is different. some are just better than others :)



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