My partner and I just got back from an orientation with our caregiver practice tonight, and our first appointment (8 weeks) is next week. I had been expecting that they would do the Doppler at the 8-week appt, but tonight I found out they wait til 12 or 13 weeks to check for the heartbeat.
Is my memory unreliable because it's been 5 years since I was pregnant with DD? When does your caregiver check for heartbeat?
I didn't get a chance to ask follow-up questions tonight because it was a group environment, but I plan to ask about it at the appt next week. Normally, I wouldn't be so keen to do extra monitoring like this, but after a miscarriage in May and a chemical pregnancy after that, I'm wanting a little bit of extra reassurance that this little bean is doing just fine in there!