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Old Mar 19th, 2012, 22:29 PM   1
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Can't find bub on doppler anymore - not pleased


Found bub the other day at 8+2, then again at 8+3 and 8+4. Yesterday (8+4) heard it in the morning but couldn't find it at night. Couldn't find it again this morning or right now while looking. I'm cranky with bub - why would it want to scare me like this?
I'm only slightly worried. Yesterday it was a healthy 180BPM and not slowing. I assume it's in there somewhere just hidden by the gas I have in my gut at the moment. I don't really want to subject it to more ultrasound waves but I'm not going to be content until I find the little thing.

Anyone else had experience with "losing" bub and then them turning up again?



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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 01:23 AM   2
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You're far too early to be able to find the baby consistenly on the doppler. I'm amazed that you have even managed to find it at all so early on! The baby is probably just hiding in there - it is very small at the moment, only a couple of centimeters long with a very tiny heart so understandably it might be difficult to locate.



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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 01:29 AM   3
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^^^ wss

There's a reason midwives te to wait til 16wks+ to try.

Try not to worry baby is just small enough to still have heaps of hiding space x



 
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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 02:02 AM   4
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I'm beginning to feel like something is wrong.



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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 02:20 AM   5
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This is the reason i won't get a doppler as i know i would panic like crazy if i could not find the heartbeat. As others have said i am sure all is fine, i assume your having no symptoms to be worried about so it is more than likely baby is just hiding in there. if you do get worried maybe chat to your midwife, but until your further along i am not sure of how likely you would be to hear baby everyday.

Thinking of you, and plaease try not to worry

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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 02:28 AM   6
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Its quite normal at that early stage and I experienced the same thing - some days I'd go straight to it and it'd be really loud/clear, other days it would take me 40 mins to find it.

Give it a couple of weeks and you'll go straight to it everytime. I found checking it in the morning as soon as I get up to be much more successful than in the evening.

I couldn't live without my doppler, its daily reassurance for me.



 
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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 02:39 AM   7
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Thanks Candy - exactly what I needed to hear. I've got soooooo much gas also that it's blocking even my pulse sometimes.

Dawn, I had some bleeding on Friday which was scary. I don't have a midwife - we don't really get one here in Australia. You can deal with your GP and get a midwife team later on when you're referred to a hospital.

Thanks for your concern everyone. My specialist appointment is tomorrow so I'll have answers then. I'll keep you updated xx



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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 02:48 AM   8
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It's quite normal at this stage and this is one of the reasons a midwife will tell you to never buy a Doppler.

When I was pregnant with James I couldn't find his heartbeat and the midwife called me in to check, everything was fine but she insisted that I went home and binned the Doppler.

It causes such uneccesary worry sometimes.

Big hugs. Hope your appointment goes well.



 
Old Mar 20th, 2012, 02:53 AM   9
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bubs is so small at this stage hun so they do like to hide away a lot! Leave the doppler for a few hours and when your more relaxed and have more patience with it try again and im sure bub will let you listen



 
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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 06:16 AM   10
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I agree with the ladies above! MW's don't listen to the HB til 16-18weeks for a reason! Put the doppler down!



 
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