Question about heart beat!

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by Gretaa, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Gretaa

    Gretaa Well-Known Member

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    :shrug:
    I'm confused.
    I'm 10 weeks pregnant (not confirmed by the docs yet) and I've bought a doppler couple days ago.
    I've been listening to the HB since and I enjoy it soooooo much. And here's the confusion - as i'm only 10 weeks pregnant, the womb should be around pelvic area, however, my baby's HB can be heard left to the belly button. Does that mean my womb is pretty high up, or maybe i'm more weeks pregnant and I've confused my LMP . OR is it just a normal thing? Explain please, because books don't help, google doesn't as well.
    Please, need some advice, because my dating scan is just on 22nd of June.
    Thanks xxx:coffee:
     
  2. AngelBunny

    AngelBunny George's Mummy

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    hi hun :flower:

    at 10 weeks you won't be able to hear the heartbeat at the belly button. i'm 20 weeks and still find it easier to hear low down. so i would guess you are either a lot further along than you thought or you are hearing your own heartbeat? baby's will be between 120-180 ish and yours is around 80.

    this shows how high your uterus is at various weeks
    https://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee490/AngelBunnyFaerie/uigoug.gif
     
  3. Cherrybinky

    Cherrybinky Guest

    Id say thats your own hb You have a strong femeral artery in each side of of your groin and that can be heard quite far across your body so could be that. I picked that up to start with too. You CAN hear the HB as early as 10 weeks but very very low down into your pubic bone and you'd have to press quite hard and be aware of what youre listening for.
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  4. AngelBunny

    AngelBunny George's Mummy

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    yes i agree with cherry bikini i still had to have the doppler right on my pubic bone at 10 weeks & angled in a fair bit. baby's heart will sound very very fast like a train chugging along :D xx
     
  5. AimeeM

    AimeeM Mum to 3 Boys.

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    It sounds like you could have the doppler placed over your main atery running through your abdomen. The baby's HB would be way faster and have a crisper sound.
     
  6. Cassie10

    Cassie10 WTT After Loss

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    I agree with the others! It's more then likely your own heartbeat. My own heartbeat is very loud and the little ones is a softer much faster one. I also have to go right at my pubic bone and angle it down quite a bit to pick it up. Sometimes it is slightly to the left or right but not much. Good luck!!
     
  7. Abzandbump

    Abzandbump Well-Known Member

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    when i was 11 weeks, thats where i found the heartbeat as well, if you go a little lower and push quite hard you should be able to hear it further down as well. Mine is deffo babies heartbeat as i have been for my scan and found it there as well :) xx
     
  8. Gretaa

    Gretaa Well-Known Member

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    ok thanks so much girls for the info cuz i was way over confused! now it's clear. i've found a hb on my left side just above my pubic bone. i pressed pretty hard and could hear it but pretty low and not as fast as i thought (not the train :D but faster than my own).
     

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