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Old Dec 22nd, 2009, 13:42 PM   1
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Can you hear baby's heartbeat with a stethoscope?


OK, maybe this is a crazy q, but can you? My OH has a good quality one from work (he is a police officer), can we hear baby's heartbeat with it?? At 17 weeks?

I went to the OB today and he used his doppler, it was incredibly loud (he said me being quite slim helped), I sort of have some high hopes that OH can hear it too at home



 
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Old Dec 22nd, 2009, 13:46 PM   2
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A friend from work has tried it and it works really well. He recommended it to me as it's much cheaper than a doppler. xxx



 
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I heard u can only hear it from 26 weeks, and it says that on my ticker too x



 
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i have a really good stethoscope (i'm a nurse) and i'm on the thin side and i still can't hear the heartbeat with the scope yet. (and i'm pretty good with a stethoscope). hope you can hear it, but don't be surprised if you can't!!



 
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Agree with aj11, I'm a doctor and still can't hear baby's heartbeat with my stethescope (good quality paediatric one)... I check every night though, so will keep you posted as to when I hear it for the first time!



 
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cj- i check mine a few times a week too!!



 
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cj- i check mine a few times a week too!!
LOLLL I theoretically know I won't be able to hear yet but can't resist that little "what if..." in my head!



 
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I have been told it is possible as you reach third trimester...



 
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Old Dec 22nd, 2009, 14:24 PM   9
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ah, ok, didn't realise that...I only said what I was told by someone at work who used it on his pregnant girlfriend but had no idea it wasn't til much later on you could hear it. sorry. xx



 
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Heartbeat with stethoscope


I can not speak for everyone but YES. I am 19 wks pregnant and I started hearing my baby's heartbeat with a stethoscope around 18wks. I am a rather thin person so this may be why I heard it so early.
I can only hear it in one place, my left lower abdomen near my hip bone. It sounds just like it does through the doppler, but much cheaper.
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