Can't find the heartbeat with doppler

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  1. wishing4ababy

    wishing4ababy mummy of 3 gorgeous LO's!

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    girls i am freaking out!! i ordered a doppler for hire off the internet - and i was so excited to hear bubba's heartbeat. But i can't find it - nothing. I can hear my own - but nothing else. :cry: I am scared to death now...did anyone else have a problem finding heartbeat at first? i am 12 weeks 1 day.
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  2. lazydaisybaby

    lazydaisybaby Well-Known Member

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    Please DO NOT WORRY!!!!!!!!!! This is why midwives wont use dopplers till 16wks!!!!!!!!

    Your baby maybe hiding behind your placenta, or it may just be in an awkward position, remember it is still very very small!!!!!!!!! I know some people can pick it up around 9-10 wks, but others cant ever, so just dont worry!!!!

    If you have concerns phone your midwife, but she will say the same i would think. Try again at a different time of day.
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  3. wishing4ababy

    wishing4ababy mummy of 3 gorgeous LO's!

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    thanks hun. I just thought (and this is really silly) that it would be really easy to pick it up and when i couldn't hear anything i just freaked out. I rang midwife and she said to send the doppler back and stop being so paranoid. :blush:
     
  4. starryeye31

    starryeye31 2nd tri ~Its A Boy ~

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    try not to worry hun , there are some days it takes me awhile to find my babys heart beat and other days that i find it right away , even though I know where the lil booger likes to hide , keep trying but remember if you dont find it that does not mean there is anything wrong . My doc told me his doppler dont work untill 12 weeks . use lots of gel and look really low by your pelvic area I always find mine on the right hand side . good luck hun :hug:
     
  5. wishing4ababy

    wishing4ababy mummy of 3 gorgeous LO's!

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    there was a really loud whoosing sound - is that me? i know it wasn't baby as it was too slow....
     
  6. elmaxie

    elmaxie Mummy to Nathan & Hannah.

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    Hey, Try not to worry...I find it so hard to find.

    My doppler arrived yesterday and I had trouble finding the heartbeat.

    I lay for ages and started really low down just abovemy pubic done and had topush quite a bit. I had just angled to the left slightly when we heard it but for only a minute.

    I then tried again alone last night in the same way but just couldnt find it anywhere until OH walked in and asked if I had found it and without moving the probe it appeared for 20 secondds then vanished! Hubby says to say hi to him:dohh:

    Today I tried again but just couldnt find it anywhere.

    Emma.xx
     
  7. wishing4ababy

    wishing4ababy mummy of 3 gorgeous LO's!

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    thanks hun. :hug: so nice to know its not just me!
    i was starting to panic after a while too so i think i was being a little erratic with the probe!!!! :blush: will try again tonight! xx
     
  8. Welsh_mum_to_b

    Welsh_mum_to_b Due Oct 17th

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    i couldnt find mine by myself until approx 26 weeks. Baby could just be lying inwards facing away. If your concerned speak with your mid wife, see what she says, about 8 weeks ago, i worried, hadnt felt anythin for the weekend, wen to the mid wife and as soon as she put the dopler on my belly, baby moved. Pregnancy is alovely, but worrying time. its the unknown. Try not to get yourself in a state. the heartbeat will be faint still dont forget.
    good luck, you'll both be fine :)
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  9. claire-eedie

    claire-eedie Expecting #3!

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    Absolutely! Those pesky bubbas are still quite small and flitting around all over the place! I've found my baby all of once, for literally 10 secs! Then it must have moved again! Found lots of my heartbeat and wind though!!
     
  10. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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    There is definatley a knack to it and once you get it i think it becomes easier.
    I never found it the first time, i had a second go with some advice from here (ill find the link) and got it the second time.
    Also the instructions say use a full blader but that doesnt work for me, i find it better with an empty one and always to the left a bit (some find it to the right)
     
  11. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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  12. jacky24

    jacky24 Mom of 37w2d Angel

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    :hug: YOU SHOULD FIND IT SOON ENOUGH HUN.... now stop stressing as your scan is in 5days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:happydance::happydance::happydance:
     
  13. wishing4ababy

    wishing4ababy mummy of 3 gorgeous LO's!

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    thanks hun you are a star. :hug:
     
  14. maccy

    maccy Mum of 2 Gorgeous Girls

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    try not to worry hun, theres prob a realy simple explanation my Oh won't let me buy one, just incase like u it stresses me more than I already am. Try not to worry.x
     
  15. wishing4ababy

    wishing4ababy mummy of 3 gorgeous LO's!

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    think your OH is probably right hun!!!!!
     
  16. Cariad_bach

    Cariad_bach mum to 2 boys and 2 girls

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    Like the others have said hun dont worry......theres been quite a few times when the midwife couldnt find mine lol
     
  17. ribboninthesky

    ribboninthesky Proud Mum of 3! :o)

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    I received one this morning that I'd ordered for hire and guess what, I can't find it either lol!!

    I can find mine quite easily, but can't find bubbas as yet. I tried twice, then decided not to worry about it. I'm only 11 weeks today, so I'll keep trying, ginfers crossed! :)
     
  18. xXDonnaXx

    xXDonnaXx Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried pressing quite firm really low down,right above your pubic bone? This is where I found mine.Don't worry if you can't find it straight away.You will do eventually.It's because you don't know where to put the probe,lol. But low down is where it usually is,and press quite firm. Good luck x
     
  19. wishing4ababy

    wishing4ababy mummy of 3 gorgeous LO's!

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    i found it!! :wohoo: saturday morning - eventually and just when i was about to give up!!! it was amazing! but ever since then the little monkey is hiding from me!!!
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  20. mummymadness

    mummymadness Mummy to 4

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    Glad u found it hun , Its really harder in early stages as baby has a nack for wriggling all over .
    Once baby gets a bit bigger , It will become routine kind of thing , You will then get an idea of where abouts baby allways is .
    Have fun just placing doppler all over and trying if not found , Have a cold drink or a walk and try again . Good luck hun . xx .
     

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