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Old Sep 22nd, 2008, 10:31 AM   21
kadey
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midwife first listened to my LO's heartbeat at 16week and i bought a doppler and can certainly tell the difference between my own and LO's. its much much faster.
ignore her and make a complaint, i would.



 
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Old Sep 22nd, 2008, 10:37 AM   22
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I had an appointment with my MW at 13+5 & she found the heartbeat just fine! The stand in MW sounds like she's talking rubbish tbh.



 
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Old Sep 22nd, 2008, 11:42 AM   23
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Aww thanks so much girls for your opinions/experiences....

You have all made me feel so much better, its so annoying when people (especially 'professional' people!) make you doubt yourself!!

The thing is, there was another woman there, she took my blood pressure and she was agreeing with the midwife - not sure if she was a nurse/assistant or maybe a midwife also?? When she said the baby was behind the pelvic bone, I said that I thought baby moved up at 12 weeks and the assistant said it moves up very slowly so you still wouldn't be able to detect heartbeat. I was gobsmacked - well more in shock I think, I was wondering how so many people can be lyin if they were right, as I've read about loads of women using dopplers etc from 9 weeks+....

I walked out of there feeling a right fraud thinking we'd all been oohing and ahhing over my own bloody heartbeat!!!lol!

I appreciate all your comments ladies and am mentally giving that midwife the finger!!!



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Old Sep 22nd, 2008, 11:45 AM   24
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I appreciate all your comments ladies and am mentally giving that midwife the finger!!!

I can't say i blame you. But console yourself with the fact that she's either stupid or very very stupid!



 
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Old Sep 22nd, 2008, 11:49 AM   25
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My Ob/Gyn has been showing me the heartbeat since week 12. Its harder at home, granted, but so possible its not even funny. They start looking for it around week 8 in Canada! Not that they always find it, maybe on you super skinny types (I say that with love, by the way.) but an experienced hand will be able to find it no problem around 12 weeks.
What a cow! I hope you never have to see her again.



 
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Old Sep 22nd, 2008, 12:22 PM   26
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Blimey where was she trained!!!

Have you heard a HB on doppler? I see no links in page one (soz if there is one on pages after) .... It sounds like:



That was with my Caitlin 9.4 weeks have to say though at 14 or 15 or around I have forgot I showed my MW where it was *doh*



 
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Old Sep 22nd, 2008, 12:28 PM   27
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That is ridiculous... how shocking that this woman is a practicing midwife.

You have definitely been hearing your LO heartbeat. My midwife first used a doppler on me at 12 weeks (she has said we might not hear it ) and we heard it fine and I get it tested at every visit. The books even say you can hear the heartbeat from 11 weeks onwards sometimes a little tricky that early but for most people its still there to be heard fine!

Poor you hearing that and making you feel so crappy. How awful.

You should totally put a complaint in about this woman. Other pregnant mums dont need to be treated this way. Or speak to your general midwife about it when shes back from her vacation.



 
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Old Sep 22nd, 2008, 14:27 PM   28
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Utter rubbish hun ...
My doppler has a lcd screen wich tells you what the heartbeat is , If my heartbeat is 155 bpm iam going to worry and see a DR asap lol .
Sorry she was an awfull midwife hun , She obviously knows nothing ,As my midwife asked me to make an appointment next week to listen to babys heatbeat in her office . xxxxxx .



 
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Old Sep 22nd, 2008, 15:19 PM   29
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What a horrid midwife to laugh at you!!

I'd complain next time you go, she cant treat people like that!!
Check you pulse as your doing it then you'll know for sure, the midwife listened to LO at 15 weeks and said it can be hard to pick up but she found it straight away.

I bought a doppler from ebay, its the best thing i ever bought! I listen evey night before bed, ive had it since 15 weeks and heard it fine.



 
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Old Sep 22nd, 2008, 15:25 PM   30
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I've just come back from my 16 week appointment (in such a bad mood!) with a stand in Midwife (mines on holiday), I asked if we could listen to little ones heartbeat and she said you won't be able to hear it as the baby is still behind the pelvic bone, I told her that some people can hear the heartbeat from 9 weeks and she laughed!!! She said the dopplers are a falicy and I'll have to wait until my 25 week app to listen to it.....

I have bought a doppler and have been using it for about 3 weeks, thinking we were listenening to LO as the heartbeat was really fast. I feel such a total fool as my family and friends have heard it! The midwife said it was probably my own heartbeat I was hearing. God - how embarrassing....

Has anyone else used a doppler and is the midwife right??

I'd appreciate any comments or opinions, thanks.....



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Your stand in midwife is erm...full of shite

My midwife has been listening to mine on her doppler since 10wks and I've had the same in previous 5 pregnancies. When I've been earlier than about 14wks she's often warned me that sometimes she might not be able to hear it but always was able to get it

The only exception was with Abi...I had an anterior placenta (at the front of my womb) and it was hard for midwife to find.



I'm sure you have been hearing your baby and anyway you can't get yours and baby's heartbeat muddled as baby's is abou 140-160bpm and yours is about 70-80bmp



 
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