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8 week appointment?

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dancingunicorns123 Tue 19-Dec-17 07:55:38

Do you hear the heart beat in the 8 week? If not what does it envolve?

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Youvegotafriendinme Tue 19-Dec-17 08:10:58

8 week is also called your booking in appointment. They weigh you and do your height, check yours and any family history, urine sample, Previous pregnancies etc. Takes about 30-40 minutes.
Everyone I know that’s had there’s, they weren’t allowed their partner/DH etc in with them but my DH came in with me so might be down to the midwife

dancingunicorns123 Tue 19-Dec-17 08:15:39

@Youvegotafriendinme thank you!

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Youvegotafriendinme Tue 19-Dec-17 08:17:03

Your welcome smile
The heart beat isn’t usually heard until around 24/26w if I remember rightly

PinkAvocado Tue 19-Dec-17 08:27:48

8 week appointment is as said, about you more than the baby. In my area, the midwife will listen for the heartbeat at 16 week appointment.

Our surgery has an information sheet on their website page that breaks down what each appointment involves so it may be worth seeing if yours does.

dancingunicorns123 Tue 19-Dec-17 08:54:13

@PinkAvocado thankyou!

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Hortonlovesahoo Tue 26-Dec-17 15:39:45

It depends on your doctors. We had an ultrasound at 7 weeks and we heard a heartbeat then. This was alongside all of the other checks

hlr1987 Wed 07-Feb-18 09:06:36

No sorry, just a paperwork session, they'll book your first scan for 12 weeks at the booking appointment though. The heart isn't developed enough before then to hear it reliably, so they can't offer it.

dancingunicorns123 Wed 07-Feb-18 09:22:34

@hlr1987 thanks I had an 8 week ultrasound in the end now off to my 12 weeks scan

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