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does anyone else think there's something so much more special about hearing your babies heartbeat than seeing it on a scan?

(12 Posts)
Frillsandspills Sat 04-Jul-15 14:31:56

I was speaking to a few friends and I'm not sure everyone would agree but..

I had a scan at 6 weeks which was lovely and I got to see a tiny little heartbeat. Then at nearly 13 weeks I got to see my baby (despite it being in an awkward position) and I thoroughly loved it (but I didn't hear the heartbeat then).
This week I've heard the heartbeat 3 times (once after being checked out after falling down the stairs, then at my 16 week appointment, then again yesterday as I took part in some research so the midwife let me listen in).

For some reason, hearing the heartbeat really got to me so much more than seeing my baby on a scan. I just keep thinking to myself that there's another heart beating inside me, like that is a little person in there.

I'll probably think differently when I see the next scan and my baby is more 'baby like' but for now I can't stop thinking about how amazing the heartbeat is.
I've replayed the video I took yesterday every hour i just love it.

I'm all soppy today, but I'm so happy grin

Finola1step Sat 04-Jul-15 14:35:48

Congratulations. I too found hearing the heartbeat more "real". But I think that's because when we talk about heartbeats in general terms, we think about what we can hear through a stethoscope or feel with a pulse. At least I do anyway.

Frillsandspills Sat 04-Jul-15 14:44:53

Finola I agree. I don't think me being pregnant even felt real at all til I heard the heartbeat I was utterly mesmerised. I think of heartbeats that way too, it kind of feels like they're already hear sort of? In some ways.

waceystills Sat 04-Jul-15 15:55:04

I agree too!

Seeing the scan was amazing but hearing the heartbeat had me tear up each time.

Lonz Sat 04-Jul-15 16:22:39

At one of my antenatal checks I asked if I could hear the heartbeat and she said "but didn't you see it at the scan?". Seeing it and hearing it are different things. I loved listening to it no matter how many times they did it.

MrsGentlyBenevolent Sat 04-Jul-15 16:33:21

Hearing the heartbeat is something I was looking forward to most of all after I had my positive result. My scans have been great (especially the 20 week one, seeing him move, play with his feet, roll around, all brilliant), but hearing the heartbeat just really said 'this is real, there is a real human in there'. The kicks I feel now obviously makes it very 'real' as well, but I still can't wait until the next time I get to hear the heartbeat.

Frillsandspills Sat 04-Jul-15 18:39:02

I'm glad you agree! As its my first baby my maternity hospital are doing research into pre eclampsia so they're taking bloods from first time mums to be at 16 weeks and 20 weeks, so I volunteered because to be honest I can't get enough of sitting with midwives asking them questions, so I was so excited when she said I could Listen to the heartbeat. I've been showing the video I took to everyone you'd think I was the first person to ever get pregnant!

Inpup Sun 05-Jul-15 09:05:53

I've recorded my babies heartbeat on my phone at all my appointments. There is something about hearing it that makes me feel very close and maternal to my baby tucked away inside me.
There are two hearts beating inside me, its amazing!
It's something to keep and let your child hear when they are old enough.

Frillsandspills Sun 05-Jul-15 09:41:57

There's a place near me that does private scans and you can have your babies heartbeat recorded and put into a teddy bear. I think it's an absolutely adorable idea and I may have to get one!

Panzee Sun 05-Jul-15 09:43:40

I agree, the heartbeat is always special.

Hazchem Sun 05-Jul-15 09:45:37

I loved hearing the heart beat but I hate the scans. When i heard the heart beat I felt close and connected but with the scans I felt really disconnected.

geekymommy Sun 05-Jul-15 14:27:18

I always found it so awe-inspiring to listen to the baby's heartbeat.

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