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Old Jul 11th, 2017, 18:54 PM   1
Stormynights
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No Heartbeat on Doppler? *update*


I had my first appointment today. The midwife couldn't find baby's heartbeat on the Doppler so we are booked for an ultrasound tomorrow afternoon... I'm worried to death.

She really really tried, was pushing all around, tried both sides... all we heard was my own pulse... I'm 10 weeks 4 days today... has anyone had this happen and it turn out okay?



 
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Old Jul 11th, 2017, 19:02 PM   2
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Yes, but thankfully they did the ultrasound right then and there! Making you wait is torture!!



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Old Jul 11th, 2017, 19:02 PM   3
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I was 11 weeks



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Old Jul 11th, 2017, 20:01 PM   4
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Im almost 10 weeks and still can't get a heartbeat on the doppler. If the baby has his/her back to you then you won't be able to hear it so I have been told. Or it could just be hiding really well. I know my doctor couldn't find my sons HB and had to do an ultrasound at about 12 weeks so I know how frightening it can be.



 
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Old Jul 11th, 2017, 22:23 PM   5
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With my first, at 10 weeks, my midwife told me that it was still 50/50 whether you could actually find a heartbeat with a doppler at that gestation. It's because baby is so tiny and they have so much room to move around, if they're hiding behind your pubic bone you're unlikely to hear the heartbeat.



 
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Old Jul 11th, 2017, 22:31 PM   6
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They don't even try that here until about 16 weeks and it's not unusual for them to be missed even at 12 weeks. Don't panic!



 
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Old Jul 11th, 2017, 22:37 PM   7
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Do you have a little extra padding around the middle? I know that it can make it harder to hear. Also most drs wont even try til after first tri because it can be really difficult to find and worrisome if they dont find it.



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Old Jul 11th, 2017, 23:19 PM   8
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Do you have a little extra padding around the middle? I know that it can make it harder to hear. Also most drs wont even try til after first tri because it can be really difficult to find and worrisome if they dont find it.
Yes, I'm plus sized. She was doing the Doppler down low though under my pudgy belly. I'm hoping everything is okay in there... I'll find out soon... I've just had a bad feeling this whole pregnancy... so that doesn't help things at all.



 
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Hang in there! Tomorrow you will get to see your baby!



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Old Jul 12th, 2017, 06:10 AM   10
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It's so, so early. I really wouldn't worry about it. With my first (5 years ago now), they wouldn't try before 16 weeks. When I made my 16 week appt this time, the midwife let me know that they don't even try then anymore and wait until the next appt, which for me, I think is like, 24 weeks? Because there are so many times they can't find it and everyone panics, when all was actually fine and there was no need to panic at all. You're still very early on, so I wouldn't worry and try to stay positive.



 
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