At 9 weeks my doctor couldn't hear it. At 15 weeks, we could hear it loud and clear.
When did your MW hear your baby's hb by doppler? - Page 2
With my first 4 pregnancies I avoided extra appointments. I was secure in mmy pregnancy. Last timme I panicked as something was wrong my hcg was low my gp said not viable she was right. This pregnancy I'm terrified things will go badly. I'm trying to get back to that confidence in my pregnancy and if I have another loss there's probably nothing I could do. And yes I could go get a hb at 11 weeks and know I don't have another bo but I've met women with 12+ week losses so there's no "safe" time. This time I've told everyone as well lol. So these "checks" don't solve my anxiety. I have to cure that to get my sanity back.
11 weeks with this one. 10 weeks with the last but if was hard to find. Don't remember with baby #1. My midwifes (this and last one) said the same thing it's hard to find at 10-11 weeks. If it worries you and you don't want the ultrasound then ask her to try longer. Tell her you want to hear the babies heartbeat even if it take 10 minutes of looking.