Can't find fetal heartbeat with doppler at 10+2 weeks
Hi, I am 10+2 weeks after 2 consecutive miscarriages last year. I had a scan at 9 weeks which showed everything was fine including heartbeat. I have been trying to use the home doppler (sonoline B) and found the heartbeat last week, but can't find it now! My nausea has got better and my breasts are heavy (they never really became very tender this time) and I have no bleeding. I am just very nervous as my next scan won't be until a couple of weeks.
If it were me, I'd be paranoid I wasn't using it correctly. The home use dopplers probably cause more anxiety than comfort I'd imagine .
Is there any way of bringing the scan forward if you explain your history to them?
even professionals using top notch doplers have trouble locating little babies hear beats. just because at one stage you found it and now you can't does not necessarily mean anything is amis, however, the worry is not good for baby so take a trip along to your GP and ask for some reassurance.
Dopplers can be more harm then good sometimes.
Are you sure it was babies hb you heard last time and not your blood rush, there is a major artery in the pelvis and its very easy to confuse the two.
Its not normaly easy to pick the hb up till about 12 weeks (14 weeks with the summer ones)
With my last pregnancy even at 20 odd weeks it would somtimes take hours to find him
That has happened to me a couple times. I was able to find it at 9 weeks then I couldn't find it for a couple days. That happened again at 11 weeks. Try not to freak out, the baby could be hiding or facing away from you. If you don't find it for 3-4 days then I would ring your GP. Good luck and hopefully that little bean will come out of hiding!!
Don't worry I am 18 weeks but I like to come back and see how I can help, there has been 3 times where at my doctor appt he can't find the HB and ends up doing a mini ultrasound where he is always able to locate the HB and baby is great, I guess is how the baby is positioned. Let me know if you have any questions that I can help you with.
I just got the Sonoline B this week. I have a hard time figuring out what's my pulse vs the baby's heartbeat. I put the doppler over my heart and the rate was around 120. I found two spots on my belly where it was around 125 and one spot where it was 130. I can't figure out if all of those are me or if the 130 is the little bean.
I feel fine and have no spotting or cramping so I'm going to assume everything is going well in there. It's just weird when you have NO symptoms (not complaining - it's just that they do let you know you really are pregnant). So then not finding a definite heartbeat makes me wonder - uh oh, hope everything's OK in there.
I did watch the YouTube demonstrations from various pregnant ladies and I don't hear any heartbeat sound with the doppler on my belly. All I hear is static and the noise that dragging the doppler makes.
From personal experience (see above posts) and research, dopplers can be a bit tricky at this early stage ... I guess the most reassuring thing is that u don't have any concerning signs like bleeding / cramping etc. Staying positive is the best thing u can do !!
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