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Old Mar 10th, 2012, 21:13 PM   1
WantsALittle1
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No HB on Doppler at 8 weeks


Some ladies on Youtube have gotten their babies' heartbeats on a fetal Doppler at 8W3D, 8W5D, etc... but not me.

Now I'm worried something is wrong. DH and I just listened and we heard ZILCH.



 
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Old Mar 10th, 2012, 21:41 PM   2
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dont worry too much girl.. I still cant find baby on doppler ( dr. finds it just fine)



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Old Mar 10th, 2012, 22:04 PM   3
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8 weeks is very early so I wouldn't worry
When I was pregnant with DS at 22 wks my midwife couldn't find heartbeat but baby was in awkward position



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Old Mar 10th, 2012, 22:05 PM   4
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you usually can't hear anything until 10 weeks if your lucky.. if your super lucky you can start hearing it at 8 weeks but its no that easy, i wouldnt worry!



 
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Old Mar 10th, 2012, 22:46 PM   5
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That's extremely early. Some women don't even hear it at 12. Nothing to worry about!



 
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Old Mar 10th, 2012, 23:13 PM   6
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LOL! I have been surfing youtube, doing the exact same!! Looking up doppler videos for 8 weeks... and also ultrasounds according to the dates that I have them scheduled for.
I thought I caught a tiny bit of HB today on my sonoline b doppler. I read that if you have a full bladder it helps... it was just a few seconds, and it may not have been it at all.... but I don't expect to be able to pick it up good for a few weeks. I am actually probably wasting my time (and gel) trying... I ordered extra gel though!



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2012, 04:13 AM   7
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I too heard that it's possible to find the heartbeat from around 8 weeks, so I bought mine early and was obsessing with it. I tried pretty often but didn't find it until I was 10 weeks along.
After that, for the next few tries, I found it pretty easily. But then I tried again at 13 and 14 weeks and it took me ages to find it, it was quite stressful. I'm really going to try to put it away and not obsess about it. It's reassuring to hear the heartbeat, but also really worrying when you can't find it.



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2012, 04:48 AM   8
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Midwives don't usually check for the HB until at least 16 weeks for this reason - it's just too difficult to find it so early on. It's rare to find it at 8 weeks, baby is still far down in the pelvis. Dopplers cause too much worry IMO! if you must use one, wait a couple of weeks at least. x



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2012, 04:51 AM   9
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I've ordered my Doppler from Amazon but thankfully it won't be delivered for another three weeks as I know I'd be tormenting myself if I couldn't hear it.



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2012, 09:32 AM   10
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I know you all are right, but, darnit, I was certain I'd be one of the lucky ones! It probably doesn't help that I have a tilted uterus and that means it probably won't come forward until I'm further along than most. I'd probably have more success trying to hear it through my back than through my abdomen



 
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