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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 10:17 AM   1
Hoping4peanut
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Cautiously moving over to 2nd tri.

I borrowed a Doppler from a friend. 12 weeks 6 days and I can't find the heartbeat. I wish now I had never gotten one. Should I be worried? Freaking out now



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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 10:30 AM   2
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Honestly, no, I wouldn't be, especially if you've likely just had a scan and all was fine. There is a reason there has been a call to ban these things. Untrained people don't know how to use them and they cause all sorts of problems. In my 1st pregnancy, which was 5 years ago, they wouldn't even try before 16 weeks. This time around, the midwives have already said they won't even try at the 16 week appointment because it causes too much panic when they can't find the heart beat (and even with training, they can't always at that point). I was in the hospital yesterday for my 12 week scan and I had to go to the ward to collect my notes. They sat me down in the assessment unit and there was a mum there who was definitely in 3rd tri and it still took the midwife about 10 minutes to find the heart beat. I would just hand it back to your friend and assume all is fine rather than driving yourself nuts.



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 10:38 AM   3
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Do it up the hooha! No diff than a transvag ultrasound...I did it with my twins to hear them at 10 weeks... put lube in finger of glove or condom...put Doppler wand in and then lube up outer part of glove and stick it in...tilt up a bit and u should hear....it's easier than trying to find baby through muscle and flub ( I'm Over weight lol )

Let us know if u get it!!



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 12:47 PM   4
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I wouldn't worry! I was also told that they don't even tend to do it at the 16 week app now as causes worry! They struggled to find mine at 18 weeks x



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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 13:30 PM   5
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Do it up the hooha! No diff than a transvag ultrasound...I did it with my twins to hear them at 10 weeks... put lube in finger of glove or condom...put Doppler wand in and then lube up outer part of glove and stick it in...tilt up a bit and u should hear....it's easier than trying to find baby through muscle and flub ( I'm Over weight lol )

Let us know if u get it!!
I always wondered if you could do this!



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 15:17 PM   6
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Huni please don't worry I got one at 12 weeks I'm now 15 weeks and only found it a few days ago now I know where I'm looking I do find it easier everyday however it did take a few weeks.
However I did read on so many occasions midwives have difficult picking the heartbeat up to at times and some don't get to here untill nearer to the 20 week mark x



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 15:20 PM   7
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Nope, I wouldn't worry. At this stage that little heart is so small.



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 15:32 PM   8
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No, I wouldn't worry. My husband is a family doctor in a clinic that also does OB. He has been trained to use a doppler, but still can't always find the heartbeat. He says that it is 'possible' from around 9-10 weeks, but that he doesn't really feel confident until 13 weeks (and even then it can be hard to find). And that is with a medical grade doppler and professional training.



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 16:15 PM   9
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Thanks ladies. I have my NT scan Monday so hopefully that will alleviate some of this anxiety I am holding. I was doing so much better.

And the Doppler is going back to my friend...too stressful



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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 16:39 PM   10
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it took me forever to find the baby at first. Its a lot lower than you'd think!
It helped me to youtube videos on doppler how-tos!!

But like you said, if it causes too much stress, I'd definitely give it back!



 
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