No, you shouldn't. Apparently it's 50/50 shot around that time. I had a doppler last week (so I was about 11+2 too) and nothing... ultrasound a few days later confirmed it was fine. This is why they shouldn't even try dopplers at that stage!!
Finding the heartbeat can be tricky at this point. Baby is so small and can move around so you can miss it. Sometimes it takes me 10 min to find my baby's heartbeat on a doppler. Having a doppler at home gives me peace of mind when ever I freak out (bought it for $50 online). I'm sure everything's fine with your LO. Hang in there!
Not sure a midwife should even be checking for a heartbeat at that stage. I had a midwife appointment at 13.5 weeks and they stupidly tried to find the heartbeat and failed. I could see the panic on the midwife's face as well so that made me panic even more, but she did say that with their dopplers, they do need to be exactly over the heartbeat to pick it up as the baby is still so small. So she sent me for a scan, where I saw my baby bouncing around.
From what I can gather, most midwives don't try and find the heartbeat until at least 16 weeks when they should be able to find it, depending of course on where your placenta is.
So try not to worry. It really is normal not to find it so early x
It was a bit naughty of your midwife to look for a HB that early, she must have been a bit over confident with her dopplering skills!
Standard time for a midwife to use a doppler on you is 16 weeks, because its so hard to find before that and can take so long to pinpoint it would triple the length of appointment times!
I have heard my baby's HB since 9w5d, but thats because my doppler has a probe and I listened to it through my twinkle
I won't tell you not to worry because I know from experience that you can't just press a button that switches off worry, but do try to remain calm as most likely you just have a little ninja in there that was hiding! They can hide pretty effectively, I'm almost 18 weeks and the other day used my doppler because I had not noticed baby move that day and it took almost 20 mins to find! Highly unusual for me...but proving that babies are so good at hiding from dopplers they can do it even when they are quite big and I am very good at using my doppler, it shocked me it can still take so long to find at this point!
Don't worry at all!!! When I went in for my 12 week ultrasound, my doc also offered to let us hear the heartbeat...she excitedly got out the equipment and was all big smiles, until she realized that she wasn't going to be able to find the heartbeat Sometimes the little kiddo is hiding, and at 11 and 12 weeks it can be tricky still
I bet everything is just fine and you'll get to see your little one soon!!
I have my first appt. tomorrow, and they told me the first appt they use the doppler. I am only 9 weeks? I guess its just different protocol for different places? Everyones 1st appt at my Midwife is done between 8 and 10 weeks.
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