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#1 of 7 Old 03-17-2011, 03:26 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have a tilted uterus and with my DD we couldn't hear a heartbeat with the midwife's doppler until around 14 weeks. I'm just wondering if anyone else has dealt with that and if there's some hope that since this is #2 my uterus will shift sooner so I can hear this kiddo earlier.


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So interesting!  I have a tilted uterus, but they were able to hear the heartbeat fine, and I'm only at 6 weeks....  I wonder why the uterus being tilted would impact things?


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I'm not sure, that's what my previous midwife said was the reason why it took so long to hear it. My daughter was a total spazz in utero though, so maybe she was just swimming too fast? lol

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I have a 'normal' uterus and my midwives couldn't find a heartbeat until I was at least 13 weeks with my DD as well, so I think it's just within a normal range.


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DDCC here from September 2011, but this just happened to me and I am about 14 weeks. I had my first mw appt and she couldn't find the heartbeat. I also have a tilted uterus, and a little extra padding. I read that can have an effect. But, I have to admit I was a little freaked out, so I rented my own doppler and today I found the heartbeat after only about 2 minutes of fishing. Turned out the baby was really low and off to the side, it was a huge relief as I haven't had any ultrasounds so this was the first time I heard it.

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That happened to me too. We couldn't hear the hb with a doppler until 13 weeks with baby #2 and the same with baby #3. Interestingly enough, with baby #4 we could hear the heartbeat at 11 weeks. I was gearing myself to not be worried if we couldn't hear it. But surprise, surprise, there it was! Those babies can be tricky :)


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thank god for this thread.  I'm not due until April 2012 but I just had my first appointment with my obgyn today and he told me i had a tilted uterus and was unable to find the heartbeat with the doppler.  He ordered an ultrasound but the first availability was next week and in the meantime I have been crying and panicking about my poor baby.  He also said that my uterus seemed smaller than it should be, but truth be told I can't remember the first day of my last period so it is entirely possible that I am just not as far along as i should be.

thanks for all this information, ladies, it has done me a world of good!


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