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What's your favorite pregnancy update?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

 

I so much love having updates constantly on the baby's development. For the last two i got the babycenter updates to my email and i really did like them, but i am wondering what your favorites were?
 
I also have an iphone and would love to receive updates on there. Do y'all have any preferences??
 
 
post #2 of 14

Well, according to MY calculation I conceived on December 26 and my due date is September 17. I looked into the Babycenter Updates today and it said that on February 20, the heart will start beating...that's my birthday, it made me smile. I know it might be off my a day or two or three but I just thought it was cute. 

post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by MissE View Post

Well, according to MY calculation I conceived on December 26 and my due date is September 17. I looked into the Babycenter Updates today and it said that on February 20, the heart will start beating...that's my birthday, it made me smile. I know it might be off my a day or two or three but I just thought it was cute. 


It says it will take that long for the heart to start beating?? I'm going in for an u/s on February 3, I'll be around 8 weeks (same due date as you) and they said I would see the heartbeat then...

 

post #4 of 14
I have heard that you can SEE the hearbeat by U/S much earlier than you can HEAR it by dopplar- maybe that is the discrepancy?
post #5 of 14

This article from the Mayo Clinic says that the heart is beating by the 6th week. I know that most women who do ART go late in the 6th week (6w4d or so) to confirm a heartbeat. My friend just had her early u/s yesterday at 6w5d, due 8/30, and saw a heartbeat.  

 

I don't have a favorite, but my DD1 love the photos comparing the baby to produce :)  I have no idea where I found them, but she was 3.5yo when I was pregnant with DS, and she really got into looking every week!

post #6 of 14

With dd4, my girls LOVED comparing the size of the growing baby to produce as well!  That's on Babycenter. It was really great for them to have something tangible to compare the growing baby to. It helped them visualize and 'see' the baby grow!

post #7 of 14

I had a vaginal US with DS when I found out I was pregnant. I was 5 weeks 4 days pregnant and no heart beat could be seen. Then again, it might have started beating the day after. You never know. 

post #8 of 14

I think the earliest a heartbeat can be visualized is 6-6.5 weeks. That amazes me.

post #9 of 14

They don't send e-mails or anything, but Alphamom's Zero to Forty pregnancy calendar is great.. written by one of my favorite bloggers, who has an awesome sense of humor.

post #10 of 14

Thanks Hyde! That is GREAT!

post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys! I just love all of the updates! They make me happy! I do love the fruit too! like calling my LO a poppy seed makes me smile and amazed at the same time! It's pretty remarkable what a woman's body can do!!

post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 

Hyde.. the alphamom one is pretty hilarious!

post #13 of 14
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I think the earliest a heartbeat can be visualized is 6-6.5 weeks. That amazes me.



We saw a heartbeat at 6w1d

post #14 of 14

Yay! I will be 6 + 4 on Tuesday when I have my first u/s. 

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