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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>GeorgieGirlsMom</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/8178897"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">How early can you see the heart beat? I'm wondering when to call the DR/MW. I had a m/c back in Feb. at 5 weeks and I'm a wee bit past that now but really anxious.</div>
I have heard some girls say they heard the heartbeat at about 9 weeks, but that is quite unusual, I think. Most likely around 12 weeks.<br><br>
It's hard not to be anxious. Hang in there, mama! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
I went to the dr. at 6 weeks. Due to the poor machine and it being kinda early, we did not see one. I was trying not to panic so I looked some stuff up. It seems like 7 weeks is a good time frame to expect to see a heart beat. Also, a lot of people I talked to said they could see at 7 weeks, but not at 6 weeks. I had a m/c in november, so I understand how you are feeling. You can imagine how NOT satisfied I was with my no heart beat ultrasound AT 6 weeks, so did my dr, so he had a second round of checking my blood, and then also sceduled me for a ultrasound with a better machine at 8 weeks.<br><br>
I was nearly 10 weeks with my last pregnancy when I had my first u/s, and had the devastating news of no heartbeat. The baby had died at almost 9 weeks. I have always wished I could have gone in earlier and seen the heartbeat. It wouldnt have changed anything as a far as the miscarriage goes, but it would have done well for my own heart to see it.
The heart doesn't actually start beating until around 6 weeks~give or take a few days. Only u/s will pick it up that early. Dopplers usually can start to pick it up around 10 weeks, with 12-14 being more common-it really depends on the quality of the doppler and the amount of fluff on the mama.
I had a vaginal ultrasound at 6 weeks due to lots of bleeding and was able to see the heartbeat of my surviving twin. I have also had several miscarriages and it was such a relief!! I was sure that I was not pregnant anymore and thrilled to find out that I was!<br>
It feels so long ago that I went through this with my daughter who is three. With her, I saw the heart beating at 10 weeks and some days but because of the m/c. So now I am really nervous. Even though I feel different this time it is still hard wondering if everything is ok.
My u/s with my son was around 8 weeks and we definitely saw it then. It was amazing. The one with my daughter was a few days earlier, I think.<br>
Not sure when I'll be seeing the midwife this time- probably around 7 or 8 weeks.