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when is it normal to see HB on early scan?

(14 Posts)
Awrstickthekettleon Sat 06-Feb-16 11:41:14

I'm currently 5+5 and really want to get an early reassurance scan (privately) as it really put my mind at rest with DD

DD is with her nana next Saturday so was thinking it'd be a good opportunity for DH and I to go as we wouldn't have to take her with us...by then I would be 6+5-is it likely we would see a heartbeat by then?

I was 6+4 with DD but don't know if we were just lucky. Will obv defeat the point if we go too early and I end up fretting! Thanks everyone x

Champagneformyrealfriends Sat 06-Feb-16 11:44:50

I saw one at 7+2-I think it varies though and when I went for my 12 week scan they put me 4 days further on than I thought.

cheapredwine Sat 06-Feb-16 12:05:56

NHS usually say 7 weeks I think, but AFAIK you should be able to see it at about 6.

AlwaysHopeful1 Sat 06-Feb-16 12:29:36

I would wait till 7 weeks op. That's when my doctor called me in to do it.

PurplePotatoes Sat 06-Feb-16 12:32:03

I had one at 6 weeks in my last pregnancy at EPU and saw a heartbeat but the place I'm having an early scan this time recommends from 7 weeks.

DontKillMyVibe Sat 06-Feb-16 12:53:38

I had an early scan at 7w exact and saw the heartbeat

scaredmum2be Sat 06-Feb-16 13:22:05

I went for an early scan on the has as I had bleeding very early on.
At 5+5 I saw the sac and yolk sac ( no baby yet )
At 6+6 I had to return and I saw the foetal pole and heartbeat then.

Primaryteach87 Sat 06-Feb-16 13:25:25

7 weeks if certain of dates. If uncertain obviously a little longer. You can get blood tests done earlier than 7 weeks which are very reassuring, hcg should double in 24hours.

wineandcheeseplease Sat 06-Feb-16 13:28:18

I had one at about 6 weeks and saw a heartbeat

Strokethefurrywall Sat 06-Feb-16 13:33:36

With both of my boys I saw HB at first scans at 5+6.

DS1 was beating fast and very strong
DS2 was a little slower and probably only just started beating in the last few hours before we saw it.
I would say at 6+ weeks if you're certain of dates.

kaymondo Sat 06-Feb-16 13:52:54

I've had early scans at 6 + 4, 7, 7 +1 and 7 weeks, saw hb at all of them except the 7+1 as I'd miscarried (had started bleeding so was expecting it).

I would have thought 6+5 would be okay but if you can hang on for a few more days you'd be in pretty safe territory.

Junosmum Sat 06-Feb-16 15:08:01

I saw one at 6+6 with a vaginal scan.

Acunningruse Sat 06-Feb-16 15:14:25

I had one at 6+2 and saw Hb with internal scan. I think 6+5 would be fine if you are sure of your dates

Awrstickthekettleon Sat 06-Feb-16 16:17:57

Thanks everyone! I am pretty sure of my dates-last LMP was 23 Dec so would be further along by those dates but I know when I ovulated.

Currently thinking I will go for it as will be so much easier without DD there... but guess I will need to be prepared to shell out for another scan the next week/to endure a week of anxiety x

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