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When can you hear babys heartbeat with a stethoscope?

(3 Posts)
shoesies Thu 25-Jun-09 11:53:30

DP is very keen to listen and has purchased a stethoscope on eBay!! It hasn't arrived yet but I think he may not be able to hear anything and will be disappointed (I'm 19 weeks). Anyone know?

Wigeon Thu 25-Jun-09 12:23:13

From 20 weeks according to Dr Spock website.

me23 Thu 25-Jun-09 13:31:48

stethoscopes aren't used to listen in to fetal heart, fetoscopes or pinards are and usually used from around 26 weeks or later. It can be quite difficult to hear.

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