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Old Jun 23rd, 2011, 14:26 PM   1
poppy26
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does hearing heart beat lower miscarriage chance?


I have heard that hearing the heart beat before 12 weeks means you are at lower risk of having a miscarriage, is this true?



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Old Jun 23rd, 2011, 14:27 PM   2
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I don't know how true it is I've seen people say it does though and I guess it means you know you haven't had a missed miscarriage! x



 
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Old Jun 23rd, 2011, 14:31 PM   3
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At my appt. with my Dr. she said that the risk goes down to 5%. Then after the 12 week mark it's like 2 or 3%.



 
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Old Jun 23rd, 2011, 14:33 PM   4
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last year I heard hb at 7wks and 2 wks later at my next scan, the baby had stopped growing/heart stopped, at 8w5d. I was devastated!! I thought that b/c we had heard the hb that we were all good. But now I am preg w/ twins and as scared as ever.



 
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Old Jun 23rd, 2011, 14:39 PM   5
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My doctor said that after a healthy heart beat is detected around 7 weeks, miscarriage rate drops to 5%, and 4% if there has been no bleeding or spotting.



 
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Old Jun 23rd, 2011, 14:41 PM   6
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As I understand it, there are a few 'danger points' in the first trimester, for example the heart starting to beat, and then later on the placenta taking over, and these are the times miscarriage is more likely to happen. I know with my previous miscarriages the heart beginning to beat was always the hurdle we couldn't cross, and this is when our losses occurred. This time we had a scan at 7 weeks and saw a strong heartbeat, so I was very relieved that baby had managed the impossible feat! But my 12 week scan is next week and I'm still worried there will be no heartbeat because something has gone wrong at some other key stage of development, so the worry doesn't really go away unfortunately. Hopefully after my next scan it will!



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Old Jun 23rd, 2011, 14:45 PM   7
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I know what you mean Bid. You would think that because we've heard/seen healthy heart beats, we wouldn't be so worried. I am terrified!



 
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Old Jun 23rd, 2011, 14:50 PM   8
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Well I sure hope so. I haven't gotten to "HEAR" the baby's heartbeat but I was able to "SEE" the flicker on the screen at 6 weeks and 7 weeks. The machine they were using did not have a doppler so that's why they couldn't get the sound to hear it



 
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Old Jun 23rd, 2011, 14:56 PM   9
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I agree the worry doesn't go away does it xx



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Old Jun 23rd, 2011, 19:32 PM   10
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Makes me feel worried sick.. we never stop worrying even when they are born .. grow and go to school... dont get me wrong im happy lots and enjoy what i have but at the back of my mind maternal instinct kicks in ... and so does the worrying xxx Its nice to know im not alone xx



 
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