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17 wk Mw appt will I hear heartbeat?

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Chchchchanging Mon 04-May-15 20:20:00

^^ that really
At the stage where not confidently feeling movement (is it wind??wink)
And ages till next scan
Hoping for reassurance
2nd pg and could feel movement last time at this stage I'm sure hmm

Whatabout Mon 04-May-15 20:22:55

Depends on area and midwife.

scarednoob Mon 04-May-15 20:25:07

I did at 16 week appointment but understand that lots of them don't do, simply because it can be hard to find and can cause unnecessary panic!

MrsNuckyThompson Mon 04-May-15 20:27:21

I did but mine was a high risk pregnancy so I think they had to check!

Mariefairie Mon 04-May-15 20:30:28

Mine did listen to my babies HB at 15.5 weeks. They just say to you in advance if they can find it then there's nothing they can do as it can get tricky if the baby in an odd position. Def ask x

MummyPiggy87 Mon 04-May-15 21:30:00

I've got a really good doppler at home my sister gave me (ex midwife) and I've been listening to the heartbeat since 8 weeks, now 11 weeks and just heard it again about an hour ago. So yes I would have thought you'd definetly be able to hear it, just depends if the baby is too far back, in which case I usually get on all fours for a minute or so and baby usually shifts position

lauraa4 Mon 04-May-15 21:35:08

I heard mine at 16 week appointment but I'm guessing every area is different. I'm sure if youve had 12 week scan and everything was ok you could ask her.

yummymango Mon 04-May-15 22:05:38

I did, but it took the midwife ages to find it. I was starting to feel a bit panicky!

applecore0317 Mon 04-May-15 22:08:18

They don't in my area. My midwife did though due to some pregnancy complications I had experienced in the week leading up to that. She took pity on me, however it wouldn't have usually been until my 24 week appt.

Chchchchanging Tue 05-May-15 19:24:09

Heard the heartbeat gringringringringrin

AlwaysDancing1234 Tue 05-May-15 19:28:24

Just came on to share my experience but realised its too late now! Glad you heard the heart beat, it's a bloody lovely sound isn't it! smile

MummyPiggy87 Tue 05-May-15 23:13:13


mountainofdreams Tue 05-May-15 23:38:56

changing buy a doppler if you can. I got the angel sounds one for about £20. It arrived today and I have been able to find the heartbeat extremely quickly. I'm 18 + 6 btw!

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