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Something told me to listen for the baby this morning.  Even though a day before that I listened for a good 20 min without hearing anything.  It is pretty early for a fetascope anyways.


 So I got out my fetascope and took a listen for a while, at first it was just bubbles and taps and not much more.   I was wondering to myself if I should cave and ask the midwife to use the doppler at my 16 week appnt. since  I've been worried about the baby for a variety of reasons and thought to myself how much I needed to hear it's heart.   Then about 5 seconds later the baby rolled over,  and then a sweet, tiny little heartbeat made itself known :)    I cried, and felt such relief I didn't even realize I needed it that badly.   This pregnancy feels official now, so weird.  Earlier today I had a "holy crap, Im pregnant!" moment.   Life has been a giant pile lately so.... ha, yes... yes I am pregnant.   

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Awwww, congrats! I haven't heard the hb yet either but keep trying w/ the fetoscope (I'm 14w). I found it at 16w last time.

Tina - mama to DD1 12yrs, DD2 7yrs, DD3 4 yrs & baby and wifey to DH.
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Yay! I haven't heard my babes heart yet, but my mw found it last week at 14w6d. I was really surprised, she found it at 16w with my last babe, but I thought it'd be too early this time. It did take her 2-3 minutes, which would've been stressful with a doppler but since I was skeptical to begin with... She said that things get a little stretched out with each baby so maybe that's why we had luck early.

Anyway, I can totally relate to feeling better after that moment. I had been feeling movement but could easily mark it up as gas, & following a m/c I was still slightly nervous. I had felt so sick & unlike myself the first trimester, to *know* there was a heartbeat was a relief for me as well.

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I just heard mine yesterday (at 16wks4 days)  and it made this seem so much more real.  My belly is getting big, I feel hormonal but that beautiful sound just makes it so real!

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Congrats! I didn't think you could hear a heart beat this early with a fetascope! This makes me want to go buy one, even though I just heard my baby's heartbeat at my doctor appointment today. I also found out most likely for sure that I am 15 weeks along today(still going to have an ultrasound next week to confirm it). I didn't know before because of an irregular period, and it turns out I am further along than I thought. I already have one child ( a son who is going to turn 2 in November) and the sound of that heartbeat never gets old! It definitely makes the pregnancy feel real and brings a lot of relief to a worrisome mother-to-be.

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