HEARING The Heartbeat

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CourtneyHope - August 18

So when do you get to HEAR the heartbeat? We got to SEE it at 7 1/2 weeks, but I am curious as to wether or not we will get to HEAR it at our next appt. I will be about 11 1/2 weeks at the next appt. Do you think we should HEAR it then?


clindholm - August 18

My doctor began using the doppler at 12 weeks. She said sometimes you can hear it before then but she doesn't attempt it b/c the moms will get freaked out if it can't be picked up. I would ask your ob to do it if they don't offer, it's close enough. Good luck, it is awesome!


CourtneyHope - August 18

Thanks, I would figure a couple days wouldn't matter...we'll see though!


KOGreer - August 19

I saw my Dr at 10 weeks and we heard the heart beat just fine!


JessC531 - August 24

Last time I heard the heartbeat at 9 weeks, which is early but I was thin. I'll be 9 weeks when I go on Tuesday, and I'm going to ask them to try then. I'd definitely give it a shot. It can't hurt! Good luck!


SarahBethT - August 24

my Ob said 12 weeks


CourtneyHope - September 3

My hubby and I went to the doctor yesterday and didn't get to hear the heartbeat. My Dr tried, but said that there was less than 50% of a chance to hear it anyway. No biggie! We'll hear it next time!


Kristin72 - September 3

It's amazing but the little beans tend to hide very low..lower than you'd think and are often off to one side. I heard mine at 10 weeks. I got my own doppler from babybeats dot com. IT was a life saver for me as I lost a baby at 14 weeks just prior to m former pregnancy. I am now in my 7th week.. I have an ultrasound tomorrow. If I see the heartbeat there I will order another doppler to check on my baby thorughout my pregnancy. It gives yougreat piece of mind and connection.


SarahBethT - September 3

We did get to hear it at 12 weeks...It was the coolest thing!


CourtneyHope - September 3

Well now I am bummed we didn't get to hear it! I read that it is faint until you are between weeks 12-14, then it becomes more available. Oh well, next time!


mystigal279 - September 4

hi, i heard my baby's heartbeat at 7 weeks and 1 day. It was pretty strong!!!



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