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Earliest HB on Doppler?

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hokeycakey Mon 25-Mar-13 21:25:17

Hi all
I am at least 9 weeks but don't know how far as I have had no periods since my last dc I had my booking in today & the midwife suggested she try to listen for a heartbeat to see if I was further on than I thought, it took a few tries but she found the heartbeat after a couple of minutes

She didn't make it clear how far she thought I was though & I have to wait for a scan in 2 weeks which seems an age away..... When would it be normal to hear a heartbeat on a Doppler?

Lj8893 Mon 25-Mar-13 21:35:03

I think it depends on the type of Doppler but a quick search on google says they are suitable for 12+ weeks however you may hear a hb earlier.

I'm exactly the same as you, at least 9 weeks but have no idea really!! Am meeting my midwife tomorrow so hopefully she will listen with a Doppler too!

RugBugs Mon 25-Mar-13 21:36:07

Most midwives will try at 16 week appointment but at home I think it can be found at around 12 when the uterus moves above the pubic bone?

Twogoodreasons Mon 25-Mar-13 21:46:28

I had to really twist my midwife's arm to check for one at 10 weeks (I was worried because I'd been bleeding). She was very reluctant because she explained that she absolutely wouldn't expect to find one and I would worry more and she wouldn't be able to refer me on to do any further checks. When I insisted (nicely smile) she was quite surprised to find one. Then she questioned dates, started enquiring about the lilklihood of twins shock but the bottom line was that dates were right and there was only one very healthy baby in there.

hokeycakey Mon 25-Mar-13 21:51:08

Ok.... Wow thanks for replies guess I won't know for sure till the scan

Good luck with your appointment Lj hope that you get to hear a heartbeat too it was so cool to hear as I wasn't expecting it!

hokeycakey Mon 25-Mar-13 21:52:53

Twogoodreasons that is lovely! And what a compliant midwife that was lovely

Dannilion Mon 25-Mar-13 22:45:42

My MW wouldn't entertain the idea of even trying to find a heartbeat until 16 weeks. I found it myself at about 8 1/2 - 9 weeks.

DaveMccave Mon 25-Mar-13 22:59:50

I found one at 9 weeks with a home doppler. I heard not to bother that early so of course I thought I was further on than I thought. 12 week scan confirmed my dates were correct though. So it's possible you are only just 9 weeks.

Twattybollocks Tue 26-Mar-13 08:46:22

Earliest I've found mine was 8+4, took me ages though!

TeWiSavesTheDay Tue 26-Mar-13 08:58:19

First I heard was 14wks, and even then MW was emphasizing that there was no need to worry if it couldn't be heard.

scissy Tue 26-Mar-13 09:16:16

first time I heard was at 14 weeks by a consultant, who explained that it might not work as it was like looking for a goldfish in a blacked out fish tank! as it was she found it but DD kept moving away so it kept fading in and out.

hokeycakey Thu 28-Mar-13 23:41:48

Thanks everyone I have my scan next Friday so guess I will find out then!

hokeycakey Fri 05-Apr-13 15:15:30

Update am 13 weeks today so must have been about 11 + 3! Thanks for all your comments

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