A good friend of mine suggested that maybe I was just further along than I thought (unlikely given the clockwork like periods) and loaned me her fetal doppler to see if I could hear a heart beat. Her reasoning was that if I could then I was probably further along. So . . . I used it. Now I'm more stressed - lol. On the right, I heard 165 bpm. On the left, I heard 135 bpm. These were within seconds of one another. I can also hear my heart rate of 55 bpm, which is my norm. I've repeated this 4 times now, and I'm consistently hearing myself at 55-60 bpm and two other heart rates that are 20-30 bpm apart (but in the 120-170 bpm range).
My question to women who have used fetal dopplers before is this: is one of the faster heart rates the cord/placenta? From what I've read, the "placental rate" would be about mine or a little faster, and the "cord rate" should be within 10 bpm or so from the fetus.
I moved up my 1st OB appt to this Friday instead of 2 weeks from now. I can only imagine his reaction when I confess to using this thing - lol.
Going on mainly the heartrate with a few of your other details I'd say you're probably a few weeks to a month further along than you think you are.
This Mommy and Military Daddy are loving their son.
DS born Dec 2010 Pregnant with #2, having another !
DD born 9/24/2010 :
there is always a chance that you are one cycle ahead of what you thought and the last period was not real, it happens around here more than i would have ever guessed.
only way to know for sure us get an ultrasound, i look forward to hearing what you find out on Friday
either way, come on over to the January Due Date CLub and join on up! we are a great group!!!
So what if I don't fit cleanly into a defined parenting style, my kids don't fit into a personality archetype either!
I'm interested to hear what the OB says!
We think green! Gentle mama to 3 amazing kiddos. Recovering from religion.
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Hope you can get some answers very soon.
Yes, it could be twins, but it could also not be the only way to know is to get an ultrasound or wait until baby comes along.