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HELP - anyone not get heartbeat with doppler?

(15 Posts)
teuch Sat 09-Jul-05 12:02:46

not getting stressed yet as only got doppler this morning and already had lots of good advice from other threads but just wondering if anyone couldn't find their baby's heartbeat?

I am currently 10+5 ish and I'm following all the tips...

Nemo1977 Sat 09-Jul-05 12:03:51

teuch trying leaving it for a bit then about 30/40mins after lunch have a go as my baby oves more when i have eaten

teuch Sat 09-Jul-05 12:07:39

thanks nemo...I also just read an old thread wher mears said that the mw shouldn't even have been doppling at less than 16wks!!

This is my first and some people seem to pick the heartbeat up earlier with subsequent pg's...

aloha Sat 09-Jul-05 12:08:11

It's too early!

Nemo1977 Sat 09-Jul-05 12:09:54

my mw got hb at 12wks for me but thats becuase i have had 3mcs and hospital wouldnt book another scan as i had one at 8wks...she found it easily but did say it went against recommendation so she had to justify it in my notes

Redhelen Sat 09-Jul-05 12:10:24

My doppler did not work until 12 weeks +. Most state on them they can't work until babies heart is loud enough to detect.So don't worry just expect to hear a cute if weak little heart beat from around 12 weeks!

Mamatoto Sat 09-Jul-05 13:10:13

Teuch I have put some advice for you on feb thread and doppler WOW thread!

dramaqueen72 Sat 09-Jul-05 13:13:00

I picked up heartbeat at just before 11wks- but really didnt expect too. try not to stres this early on, its very early to find it. leave it a week, try again, if no luck leave it a week try again etc.
and dont forget how very low they are at that stage. plus moving the doppler too fast will definately miss it.

teuch Sat 09-Jul-05 13:20:13


Had some lunch as wisely recommended, nemo, then had oe last bash (I was planning to put it away for a week if no luck...)

Heart rate of around 170bpm...that sounds right doesn't it?

Nemo1977 Sat 09-Jul-05 13:22:06

yes sounds very right hun
hugs to u

Mamatoto Sat 09-Jul-05 13:24:13

Well done Teuch - was it worth it ? I bet you were sat there smiling.....

teuch Sat 09-Jul-05 13:26:53

feels sooooooo good!! my face hurts with grinning...

Thank the lord for mumsnet...i would neither have had the doppler in the first place, nor been able to stay calm and find the elusive heartbeat without you!

Mamatoto Sat 09-Jul-05 13:30:37

Arghhhhh I am grinning away here - soo pleased for you - enjoy your weekend and dont run the battery down!

dramaqueen72 Sat 09-Jul-05 13:36:08

so pleased for you teuch!

Redhelen Sun 10-Jul-05 17:15:17

Glad you found a heart beat!

It's really reassuring.

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