I had an abdominal ultrasound yesterday and I finally looked at my calander and was able to say for sure when my last period was which would have put me at 6 weeks 2 days at the time of the ultrasound which did seem about right with the measurements when she first took them but she also said that the heart beat was only at 95 and and that it was a little slow. Then she moved the camera and she got a different view of the baby which showed it measuring a little longer with a heart beat of 109. I am now really worried about the baby and its heart beat and was wondering if anyone else had lower heart beats and their baby was fine? My OB wont even do another ultrasound for 2 weeks and its going to drive me crazy during this time waiting. I really need hope.
I have read that the baby's HB should increase by 3 BPM per day until it finally plateaus. The literature also says anything above 90 BPM is normal, so I wouldn't worry! No one can foresee the future, but my OB told me that once you see a HB, chance of MC drops below 5%, so the odds are in your favor that your LO will be healthy and happy. I'm sure in two weeks you will see a lovely 8 week old with a much higher HR.
I agree, try not to worry. When my baby was measuring 6+2 the heartbeat was 112, which is only a few more than your LO was measuring. The doctor I saw was really worried and said it was too slow, which made me extremely anxious. When I finally got in to see the doctor I'll be using for the birth she reassured me and said seeing the heartbeat is always a positive sign and she never ever counts the heart beat because there is too much variability at that early stage - you might have implanted late, ovulated late etc etc... there are so many factors at play. I'm now 11 weeks and everything is fine and I am sure you will be too - it's wonderful you saw the heart beat
Thank you everyone!!!! You have no idea how much better I feel about everything. I just cant believe the ultrasound tech told me that the heart beat was low. First I was worried that I was having another ectopic pregnancy and instead i get told that the baby is in the right place but with a low heart rate needless to say i think she just liked seeing me scared and upset.
Last Tuesday I went in for my second scan as they are trying to determine my due date. I had 2 hcg tests and those came back consistent with both scans. On my second scan Baby Baker was measuring 3.3 at 6+1 and the tech said it was a low heart rate but didnt tell me the HR. I am supposed to go back tomorrow for my 3rd scan. They said it may just be that it just started beating but I am worried. she told me she wouldnt be surprised if I miscarried or that it went on to be a healthy pregnancy. a 50 50 % chance either way...ummm, thats life in general! It may work out it may not! What a way to ride the fence and leave me wondering, worrying and keeping this hidden from the honey. ok call me crazy, I know we arent supposed to drink coffee, or I was told we can have 1 12 oz cup per day. Would it be crazy to think that a cup of coffee before going to the Dr tomorrow might help increase the heart rate. Sounds reasonable, yet sick like Im drugging my child. I just dont want this tech to have such an unfeeling, uncaring, not encouraging word to say about my baby or I may claw her eyes out. Sorry, obviously my hormones are off the charts. I must be having a boy because lately i am impatient and quick tempered and low tolerance for stupidity. Oh, then maybe I will cry for no reason the next, cry with joy, cry when sad, cry when man. I am a rambeling, worried mess today
Heartbeats have a lot of variability and all the quotes numbers are usually average heart beats. There's minute to minute variation as well as population variation, some growing babaies will just have a slower heartrate than others at the same stage of development. Try not to worry too much about a one off HR, it's more important that a HB was seen and that things are progressing. Best of luck to all xx
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