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Old May 8th, 2013, 05:52 AM   1
J.D.
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Low fetal heartrate 14 weeks


Hi guys

Just got back from my appointment. We heard the heartbeat on the doppler and the nurse kept saying it was fine, but it sounded really slow. She measured it and said it was between 92-110 and that was totally normal.

Looking it up, that seems wrong.

I'm really upset now. I was planning to announce today, but what if there's something horribly wrong with my baby?

Anyway, I have a horrible chest infection, so I'll be back there this afternoon with the doctor who is kind of useless so I'll ask him about it, but I was just wondering if anyone knew anything about this?

I'm just gutted right now. I thought I'd be so happy after hearing it.



 
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Old May 8th, 2013, 12:07 PM   2
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I understand your worry..that is low. For her to brush you off and say its fine without looking farther into it would make me upset. She's a nurse tho..did you talk to your doctor about it? If your doctor or midwife ignored it and didn't even look into it to give you peace of mind, I would be switching. I'm not trying to say anything is wrong...I'm saying that I understand your concern and it should be addressed. I would call my doctor and talk to him directly about it..not the nurse. If he says its nothing to be concerned about it, I would make a big deal about it and demand for it to be looked farther into.



 
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Old May 8th, 2013, 12:09 PM   3
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Is there a chance that it wasn't even baby's heartbeat that she picked up and that it was just yours? x



 
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Old May 8th, 2013, 12:26 PM   4
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Way too low for it to be baby! That doesn't make sense



 
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Old May 8th, 2013, 12:27 PM   5
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I have come to the conclusion that the heartbeat we heard was mine. Partly because it got higher as I was getting more and more alarmed! Also, my heart rate will be high right now as I'm using an inhaler all the time.

Spoke to the doctor and he seemed completely unconcerned. Said it's hard to find a heartbeat at this early stage. There are loads of people who have their own Dopplers who've found the hb at much earlier weeks than this.

I am a bit "fluffy" though lol

Anyway, we do have a scan on Monday. And fortunately, I am so wrecked from my chest infection, I don't have the energy to get all worked up.



 
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Old May 8th, 2013, 12:48 PM   6
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that wouldve been your hb raised by the infection. how incompetent. im a fluffy mum and still struggle to find my lg at 24 weeks sometimes



 
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Old May 8th, 2013, 12:54 PM   7
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That nurse scares me lol. I wouldn't want to be in her care. I find baby's hb all the time on my Doppler since 9 weeks. I'm sure that was yours and not baby.



 
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Old May 8th, 2013, 12:56 PM   8
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I'd be after a second opinion. Midwife found out baby's heartbeat easily at 11wks x



 
Old May 8th, 2013, 18:16 PM   9
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I've heard my babies heart beat on my doppler since 9 weeks. Strangely, the doctor can't find it when I go to there. Can't they do a scan or something for you so you feel better and an announce?



 
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Old May 8th, 2013, 18:31 PM   10
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Really that is a low heart rate for baby but sounds just right for yours. Did it sound like swooshing or galloping sound? Baby's is kind of like a galloping sound. This nurse does not know what she is talking about so it seems. I would call and ask to speak to the Dr and see if you can get in and have the MD recheck for you. Baby's should be above 120. I really think she was picking up yours or the placenta as the Doppler with provide a reading for those also



 
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