Doctor couldn't find heart beat! Updated!!!

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  1. bestmum

    bestmum Well-Known Member

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    I went to my 16 week ultra sound and doctor measured my tummy and I measured 17 cm then she checked for the hb very briefly ... It didn't take her 2 min .. And she say " nope can't find it. Ok see you in 4 weeks"
    WHAT THE $&@! ??? I am now so worried ... Stupid public hospitals ... I am so upset ... My next scan is like in 3 weeks ... I can't wait till then .


    Update: my local doctor couldn't find it either after trying for 15 minutes do she sent me for an emergency ultrasound . They took me in pretty quick. We saw the heart beat @ 157 bpm and bubba was moving and all is fine .
    Apparantley I have an anterior placenta and that is why it was hard to hear the hb. And doc said i won't be able to feel baby move early either.
    I'm so happy we finally found the hb !! Thank you all for your support in those hours where I was gonna lose my mind ,
     
  2. catfromaus

    catfromaus Mum to angel Aiden Lynne

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    If you go to your local doctor, they might be able to use a doppler at 16 weeks. :hugs: I hope you get to hear it soon- 3 weeks is a long time to wait!
     
  3. brunette

    brunette Well-Known Member

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    This happened me at 20 week appt with midwife, but thankfully a few hours later I felt the baby moving.

    Depending on baby's position it can be difficult to pick up the heart beat.

    I know how panicked and stressed I was but try to stay relaxed, it happens quite frequently. have you felt any movements yet?

    If you need reassurance maybe make another appointment.:hugs:
     
  4. bestmum

    bestmum Well-Known Member

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    I haven't felt baby move yet ... I'm at the local gp now ... I'm going to demand an ultrasound ASAP ...
     
  5. Baby2ontheway

    Baby2ontheway Mother of 2 and expecting

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    They just sent you home without even checking!!! Thats Crazy!
     
  6. catfromaus

    catfromaus Mum to angel Aiden Lynne

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    got fingers crossed that the doctors listen- I am pretty sure they will be able to use a doppler to find it.
     
  7. knitbit

    knitbit Well-Known Member

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    She probably didn't worry because you are measuring fine. Hope you get a good listen.
     
  8. Makena29

    Makena29 Well-Known Member

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    From my understanding it's really, really common to go through spells when the heartbeat isn't detectable. It doesn't mean it's not there, it's just hiding. I agree that the doctor wouldn't have sent you home if there was anything to worry about, but it was completely insensitive of her to wave it off like it was nothing. Of COURSE it would freak out any mother and she really should have done her best to reassure you that things were okay. Shame on her.
     
  9. prettymachine

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    what happened at your gp?
     
  10. knitbit

    knitbit Well-Known Member

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    Glad you got to see a healthy baby in there!
     
  11. bestmum

    bestmum Well-Known Member

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    Thanks I'm so relieved... I didn't care wether it was boy or girl .. I just wanted to see that baby. I have 3 boys already ... And funny how at that moment you just want a healthy baby !!!
     
  12. hope4bump

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    Glad all is okay :)
     
  13. ~MrsF~

    ~MrsF~ Well-Known Member

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    Really glad everything was ok - and you got to see your little one again!
     
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    Glad everything turned out ok and you got to see your LO!
     
  15. catfromaus

    catfromaus Mum to angel Aiden Lynne

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    bestmum Well-Known Member

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    Thank u all ... You ladies are just lovely .. Thanks for all the support :)
     
  17. JMC82

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    I'm so glad everything was ok. What a relief for you. xx
     

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