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<p>When is the earliest you can hear a heartbeat with a doppler? I have one here and cant wait to start using it!! I am only 6.4 weeks so I know its early, but we heard my first son at 10 weeks, and i think my second was around 9 weeks... anyone else find a heartbeat earlier? I am rather skinny, so i dont know if that will help me find it earlier... any tips to find it early??</p>
 

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<p>I'm pretty sure I heard mine at 6 weeks. I'm not positive though. Wouldn't hurt to try! :) </p>
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<p>Did you buy a doppler? I was thinking of getting one too.</p>
 

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<p>I tried last night and got nothing but my heartbeat and possibly the baby moving around (or it was my tummy rumbling)... I am going to try with a full bladder later today. figured since they like to have a full bladder for ultrasounds, then it cant hurt for dopplers, right? since they both work on sound waves?</p>
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<p>i rented one with my first baby, and bought one in my second (third pregnancy). i LOVE having it. helps when baby is less active, or too early to feel movement...</p>
 

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<p>I've been thinking about buying or renting one for this pregnancy.  If you don't mind sharing...what brand is yours and where did you get it?</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>egmaranian</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1287573/earliest-to-hear-a-heartbeat#post_16141106"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I've been thinking about buying or renting one for this pregnancy.  If you don't mind sharing...what brand is yours and where did you get it?</p>
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<br><br><p>Ditto! <img alt="orngbiggrin.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif"></p>
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<p>Also I was looking at them on Amazon, and in the description one said it works from about 8-10 weeks on, so that's when you would probably be able to hear it best.</p>
 

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<p>Sure. This is the one I have... I am sure you may be able to find a used one cheaper if you look around ... <a href="http://www.storkradio.com/dopplers-digital.php#srdd" target="_blank">http://www.storkradio.com/dopplers-digital.php#srdd</a></p>
 

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<p>Thanks, Lisa!  Which one do you have and are you happy with it?</p>
 

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<p>I LOVE it. I used it off and on thru my last pregnancy, and will be using it in this one.</p>
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<p>This one is the one I have...</p>
<p> <a href="http://www.storkradio.com/dopplers-digital.php#srdd" target="_blank">http://www.storkradio.com/dopplers-digital.php#srdd</a></p>
 

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<p>That's awesome!  The website says you have to have a prescription from an OB to rent or buy.  I guess I'll ask my doc about it when I go for my u/s on Wednesday.</p>
 

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<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>egmaranian</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1287573/earliest-to-hear-a-heartbeat#post_16141172"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>That's awesome!  The website says you have to have a prescription from an OB to rent or buy.  I guess I'll ask my doc about it when I go for my u/s on Wednesday.</p>
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<br><br><p>I found this one on Amazon for $63. I'll probably buy it. </p>
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<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB003TM0T7A%2Fref%3Dlst_llp_sl-0" rel="norewrite" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TM0T7A/ref=lst_llp_sl-0</a></p>
 

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<p>Thanks ladies for giving me things to bookmark.  All of my babies have been mellow in the past and I have an anterior placenta, so I never feel much movement.  This might help give me some peace of mind. :)</p>
 

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<p>you dont even have to ask your dr... you just supply your drs name, and they fax a thing to them asking permission.... or thats how Stork Radio did it a few years back...</p>
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<p>I heard my baby's heartbeat at 8 weeks.</p>
 

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<p>Hi Lisa...just wondering if you have been able to hear the heartbeat with your doppler yet?</p>
 

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<p>not yet.... im 7 weeks 2 days today... i know its still super early though...</p>
 

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<p>Lurking here.</p>
<p>I bought a cheapy Angelsounds doppler on ebay for 36bucks. With my first pg I heard it at 8.5 weeks and I was thrilled. That's really early. With my second I heard it at 7 weeks 5 days!!! Rediculously early. My midwife thought I was nuts until she heard it too! I only know of maybe 2 or 3 other people on this site that have heard it earlier. But when I had an ultrasound the tech said my uterus sits very far forward. So that affects it a lot. Also if you have a tipped uterus it'll make it that much harder to hear it.</p>
 

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I usually don't even try until 14 weeks. I've got some extra padding as well as a uterus that is tipped back. I get freaked out if I can't find it and I worry about using the Doppler too much ( during a previous pregnancy having read that dopplers are worse than u/s?)
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>pjs</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1287573/earliest-to-hear-a-heartbeat#post_16151896"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
I usually don't even try until 14 weeks. I've got some extra padding as well as a uterus that is tipped back. I get freaked out if I can't find it and I worry about using the Doppler too much ( during a previous pregnancy having read that dopplers are worse than u/s?)</div>
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Yes. I heard 1 minute of doppler is equal to a half hour of ultrasound time. I definitely try to limit how much I use mine.<br>
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<p>What do you think the odds are of hearing it at 11 weeks, 0 days if you are tall and thin?  I have an appt on the 14th of January and am hoping we can hear it then.  Is it more likely than not?  I don't want to freak out if I don't hear it either...I'm just really hoping we do.  I'll feel so much better if we do.</p>
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Pretty good. Better than not, I'd say.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>SoonToBe</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1287573/earliest-to-hear-a-heartbeat#post_16152219"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>What do you think the odds are of hearing it at 11 weeks, 0 days if you are tall and thin?  I have an appt on the 14th of January and am hoping we can hear it then.  Is it more likely than not?  I don't want to freak out if I don't hear it either...I'm just really hoping we do.  I'll feel so much better if we do.</p>
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