8 wk appointment - what to expect?

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  1. MillieJoan

    MillieJoan WTT for #2 late 2013 :-)

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    Hi everyone!:hi:

    I'm scheduled for my first prenatal appointment next week, and estimate I'll be around 8 weeks at that point. I keep reading that dopplers, even at midwives' and doctors' offices, can't hear the baby's heartbeat until 9-10 weeks. Is this true, in your experience? I know for sure I'm not getting an ultrasound at this appointment, but I desperately want to hear that heart beat and know things are okay so far. Has anyone heard their baby's hearts via doppler this early?
     
  2. Olivia_T

    Olivia_T Well-Known Member

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    I had a trans vaginal ultrasound at 6 weeks and 5 days and was able to hear the heart beat
     
  3. sammy1205

    sammy1205 Well-Known Member

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    It is definetly possible to hear the heartbeat at 8 weeks sometimes sooner. In the US I think it is common for them to do a "dating ultrasound" they have to be sure your dates are correct.
     
  4. xx_Holli_xx

    xx_Holli_xx Pregnant with a princess

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    hey gurlie.
    im holli im 12 weeks and just today heard my babys heartbeat on a Doppler.. but everyone's different if you have a midwife they normally wont try till around 10 -12 weeks.
    i haven't even had my first scan yet :/ its on the 13th
    hoping that your able to its amazing hearing the "whoosh whoosh whoosh " sound for the first time
     
  5. MillieJoan

    MillieJoan WTT for #2 late 2013 :-)

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    Thanks for responding, everyone. I suppose I just need to be patient--NOT easy right now, as I'm sure you know! :wacko:
     
  6. mummykcc

    mummykcc Well-Known Member

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    Where I live, the midwife doesn't listen to the heartbeat untll 16 weeks.

    Although you see the heart beating away at your dating/12 week scan :)
     

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