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#1 of 27 Old 06-23-2009, 06:19 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I had my first doctor appointment today and the doctor could not find the baby's heartbeat with a Doppler. I am supposed to be 10 weeks today. I am scheduled for an ultrasound tomorrow at 9 AM. The doctor said not to stress out because it is still early, and my hormones are working way overtime. She actually also gave me a script for Zofran because I am so, so sick and also thought that perhaps I should have an ultrasound to check for twins. So I know I am not supposed to be stressed but I am. We found both of my other babies' heartbeats at 10 weeks with no trouble, so this is really nervewracking for me. Please keep your fingers crossed we find a strong little bean or two tomorrow morning.

**UPDATE**

Just got back from our ultrasound. One little, healthy bean with a heartrate of 180!! The baby measures 9 weeks 4 days so I was only 9 weeks 3 days when my doctor tried to find the hb with a doppler. A little off from my LMP but right on target with a possible date of conception so it looks like I have a new EDD of 1/23! ::

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Try not to worry to much if you can. My OB said he wouldnt even try until atleast 11 weeks. Every pregnancy is different so just because you havent heard this one yet doesnt mean there is a problem. I just found the hb today on doppler and I am getting near 11 weeks. It took me quite some time to find it and today was the first day I could hear it. So I will send positive vibes your way that tomorrow you see a beautiful little bean in there dancing away.

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I know it's hard not to stress, but if it makes you feel any better, my mw couldn't find my first baby's hb at 12 weeks even! We were trying to not worry, but decided to get an ultrasound cuz we couldn't stand the wait. He was in there, perfect heartbeat, dancing around like crazy! ha! I may have had a tipped uterus or something. Plus, throughout the rest of that pregnancy he was stubborn. She could usually only get a heartbeat thru the cord cuz he wouldn't show us his heart! silly baby. Praying everything is okay & the u/s will be a JOY tomorrow!
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I hope that everything will be okay on the ultrasound tommorrow. Hang in there & try not to stress over it.

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Hang in there mama. It is still early, and if you have an anterior placenta it could be harder to hear. I hope everything goes well at the u/s tomorrow.

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Hang in there, mama.

My OB says he really only tries to find heartbeats after 12 weeks. Otherwise they stress pregnant women to not hear something.

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oh hun, I'm sorry you're getting all worried. I hope you have good news with your u/s! If it makes you feel any better, I had an u/s on June 1st at 9 weeks 2 days and heard a great heartbeat and saw baby wiggling around. I went to the midwife on June 11th, at 10 weeks 5 days and couldn't hear the heartbeat on the doppler. 2 things, I have a tipped back uterus, and also at the ultrasound he said the placenta is favoring the front of the uterus, so I think those affect the ability of the doppler to pick up the heartbeat. keep us updated!

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ddc crashing from dec 09....

i just had my 14 week appt last saturday and she couldnt find it with the doppler.

its early, really. I didnt hear dd2's heartbeat until she was almost 20 weeks.

If the uterus is growing and you are having symptoms- Id say all is well.

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We didn't find the heartbeat at 10 weeks for us either. ((Hang in there))

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I hope you'll see a healthy little baby tomorrow!

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Its ctually really common not to find a heart beat that ear;y.
Try not to strees, at least you have an ultrasound fairly soon, that will help a lot


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I am sending you lots of positive energy and momma-love for your appointment today. I am eager to hear your good news when you return from the u/s!

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Hope you find a today!!!

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hoping for good news! any update?

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bump for update in first post!! ::

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Wonderful news~: I am so happy for you!!!

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yay! I'm so glad to hear the happy news! :::

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Great news! Congratulations!

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Yay!!

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How wonderful! :

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Hooray for a heartbeat! Congrats.

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: I'm glad everything is ok. :

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thank you for this post. i am eagerly waiting some external validation and ordered a doppler off of ebay.

i am less along than you are in gestation, and i thought that i read on the board that you could hear the HB as early as 6 weeks. i am reassured to hear that some don't hear it til later (in case i don't hear one when the machine comes!).

i am very happy for your ultrasound news. congrats!

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glad everything is ok it must be a relief to see the heart

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i thought that i read on the board that you could hear the HB as early as 6 weeks. i am reassured to hear that some don't hear it til later (in case i don't hear one when the machine comes!).
No, the heart does not even begin to beat until around 6 wks. But with a dopler, you don't always or consistantly hear it until 12-14 wks. You SHOULD be able to hear it after around 13wks if you have not heard it before (at least I think that is the wk number).

Usually I have not been able to hear my until closer to 14 wks. That is why I was surprised to hear mine at 10 wks this time. But, I am happy!

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yay!!

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great to hear that!
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