I just don't want to get my hopes up and then worry if we don't see it. So I will go in hoping to see a healthy sac only. And if we DO see the heartbeat, I will be thrilled. If not, I will just have to wait.
Yeah....I would say you may not. You can see more with a vaginal than the abdominal. Many times with an abdominal you can't even say the sac that early. Everything is SOOOOO small. I remember my 1st US with my first. She had to REALLY point out that tiny black dot in the corner with little blip....said oh can't you see the heart beat. I was 6wk 3d. It was so discouraged that I didn't really see it. LOL.
Now we don't do US unless there is a problem so I haven't had one that early again. This is #4 for us so we know alot of what to expect
I had a regular belly ultrasound at my appt last week. I was 6 1/2 weeks and we could see the heartbeat pretty easily..I saw it before he pointed it out and he even blew up the picture so my bean became a peanut
So, I wouldn't expect a heartbeat until after 6 weeks and even then timing can be off..I've heard stories about doctors who actually scheduled women for D&C's (remove the pregnancy..basically an abortion) because they didn't find a heartbeat, only to find a heartbeat right before the surgery, when the mother insists on another ultrasound...some babies grow at a different rate and dates aren't always right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!