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8 week ultrasound? Will I hear the heartbeat?

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ttcchapter1 Wed 03-Jun-20 10:52:47

I booked a private 8 week scan, can you actually hear the heartbeat at an 8 week scan or do only see it flicker on screen? Or does it depend?

(Obviously I know this is dependent on everything being okay with the pregnancy 🤞)

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WhatWouldPennyDo Wed 03-Jun-20 10:57:02

I had an early scan at what I thought was 8 weeks. I measured 6+2 instead. Could see a tiny, flickering heartbeat, but couldn’t hear it.

Good luck! I think it depends on lots of factors.

Hatscats Wed 03-Jun-20 11:12:37

We saw flicker on screen. No sound at any of the hospital scans we’ve had.

bluebell94 Wed 03-Jun-20 11:17:55

You should definitely be able to see it but I don't think many places in the UK allow you to hear it

Lavenderpurple Wed 03-Jun-20 11:22:57

As above. No sound just visual.

sel2223 Wed 03-Jun-20 11:22:59

I had an early scan when I thought I was 7+5 but baby actually only measured 6+1 (I then went back for a follow up 2 weeks later and measured 8+2 at that one).

Thankfully I was able to see and hear the heartbeat both times but that wasn't UK so may be different here.

Milkshake54 Wed 03-Jun-20 18:57:37

I heard the heartbeat at 6+1 - it sent me into a meltdown of happy tears, following missed miscarriage!

Bettie2192 Wed 03-Jun-20 19:30:44

I had a private scan at about 8 and a bit weeks and the heart beat was so clear to see, I couldn’t believe it! Then without saying anything the ultrasound tech suddenly played us the sound which was so amazing. Hopefully you’ll get to hear & see yours! But don’t feel down if you don’t get to hear it, you’ll still be able to see your little one and you’ll hear it eventually at later scans.
At the hospital for my 12 week scan they didn’t have any sound, I don’t know why, maybe they just don’t do it there until later on.

SkylinesTurnstiles Wed 03-Jun-20 19:34:06

Eeeek when’s your scan? I will have a scan Saturday and I will be 8+1.

BecLJ Wed 03-Jun-20 19:35:47

I had a private scan at just under 8 weeks and we were able to hear the heartbeat smile but hospital scans since (I've had my 12 and 20 week ones) there was no sound. Good luck for your scan!

mylittlesandwich Wed 03-Jun-20 19:39:24

Private scan at 9 weeks, didn't get to hear the heartbeat but I could see it which was nice and reassuring.

ttcchapter1 Wed 03-Jun-20 19:55:53

Thank you everyone!!

My scan is on the 15th and I'll be 7+7 so hoping I get to see it clearly at-least even if I don't hear it! Super excited x

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