my wife is 12 weeks pregnant and we went to get her 12 week ultrasound and down syndrome test the other day. We were so excited to see our little baby floating around in there that we forgot to ask to HEAR the baby's heartbeat. The tech TOLD us that the baby's heartbeat was fine, that it was 163 beats a minute, or whatever measurement they use, but she didnt offer to let us hear it, and we forgot to ask. Do we need to go back and ask to hear the heartbeat, or does seeing it beat, and measure the rate suffice? I am super pissed off that we forgot to ask to hear it. I suppose the tech wasnt thinking either.