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Old Dec 20th, 2017, 12:37 PM   1
Ms_Friendly
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Babyís heartbeat sounds like itís going to stop..


I have a Doppler and Iím 18 weeks. This has happened before but when I used the Doppler today I found heartbeat in two places and both were very low maybe below 120 even and then it sped up to 145 which is his normal heartrate so far..but it was scary. Two very very slow thumps and then starts to speed up and stabilize. What is this? I have my anatomy scan in 2 weeks and im so nervous.



 
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Old Dec 20th, 2017, 13:00 PM   2
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It’s really normal for baby to have decels in their heart rate as long as it comes back up. I also had this worry with my last pregnancy I ended up putting my Doppler away as it was causing unnecessary stress. Talk to your midwife or dr at your next appointment and just mention it to them they will listen to babies heartbeat and hopefully give you some reassurance.



 
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Old Dec 21st, 2017, 22:19 PM   3
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I have a Doppler and Iím 18 weeks. This has happened before but when I used the Doppler today I found heartbeat in two places and both were very low maybe below 120 even and then it sped up to 145 which is his normal heartrate so far..but it was scary. Two very very slow thumps and then starts to speed up and stabilize. What is this? I have my anatomy scan in 2 weeks and im so nervous.
If you feel something is not quite right, please don't rely on your Doppler, pop into your local maternity unit and get checked out. Best wishes x



 
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Old Dec 22nd, 2017, 14:14 PM   4
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While it doesnít necessarily sound abnormal, it wouldnít be a bad idea to be checked out.




 
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Old Dec 22nd, 2017, 15:16 PM   5
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always get checked out



 
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Old Dec 22nd, 2017, 15:43 PM   6
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I have a Doppler and Iím 18 weeks. This has happened before but when I used the Doppler today I found heartbeat in two places and both were very low maybe below 120 even and then it sped up to 145 which is his normal heartrate so far..but it was scary. Two very very slow thumps and then starts to speed up and stabilize. What is this? I have my anatomy scan in 2 weeks and im so nervous.
If you feel something is not quite right, please don't rely on your Doppler, pop into your local maternity unit and get checked out. Best wishes x
This is why many Health Care Professionals don't want woman using a fetal doppler at home because it causes more often than not, unnecessary worry. Professionals are trained to use them properly. Please DON'T worry yourself. Chances are very good baby is fine and you worrying doesn't help you or your baby. Put the doppler away and trust your Care Provider. But if you are genuinely worried, always seek a professional opinion.



 
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Old Dec 22nd, 2017, 16:07 PM   7
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The odd thumps you are hearing could be literally anything in your body. It's pretty noisy in there! Seek advice if you are worried, but I personally only used a Doppler for "fun" and as a nice bonding experience.



 
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Old Dec 23rd, 2017, 17:50 PM   8
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I agree with the others, especially if you found the "heartbeat" in two places. Chances are you're probably catching something else. There are two major arteries that run alongside your uterus (one on each side) and depending upon your average heartrate - mine typically runs high at 110-120 bpm - you could even be catching your own heartbeat. See a doctor if you're worried, otherwise I would leave it to the professionals regarding doppler use.



 
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Old Dec 24th, 2017, 03:39 AM   9
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If your ever concerned contact your Midwife immediately, though home dopplers aren't reliable and I honestly wouldn't suggest using one, my Midwife will be checking babies heart rate at my next appointment, I am following babies movements to check if she is ok or not, remember baby is still quite small and can move meaning the heart rate will change as she moves away from it

As I said midwife if ever concerned
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Old Dec 30th, 2017, 23:58 PM   10
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The heartbeat sounding like it is in two different places is probably because you were picking up the cord for one and the baby for the other.



 
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