1st appointment…really disappointing!

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@eecuadrado:  It’s hard not to be disappointed, but honestly what did you expect from your appointment that you didn’t get? Some doctors have a hard time finding the heartbeat this early in pregnancy although it is possible. If you have an u/s coming up I wouldn’t be too disappointed. My first appt was exactly like yours. Pretty much a pelvic exam, blood work, pee in a cup, and try for a heartbeat that wasn’t available. That’s routine.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

My first appointment was just bloodwork, pee in a cup, and a pelvic exam.

Sounds pretty standard to me.  I don’t think they routinely do early ultrasounds unless you have a history of miscarriage or other problems.

If they’re using a doppler for heartbeat you usually have to be at least 10 weeks pregnant.

Often times standard procedures only allow for one 20 week ultrasound too.  Or maybe 2.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

How far along are you?

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@eecuadrado:  I know it becomes more common around 12 weeks to find it so it’s possible you just had bad luck!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@eecuadrado:   This might seem like a really stupid question…but how would they detect a heartbeat without an ultrasound?

Post # 14
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Helper bee

@mamadingdong:  um why reply on the post just to be a annoying?

@eecuadrado:  Hope your next appointment goes well. I remember how nerve racking those first appointments were for me, I was super excited and super nervous.  Is your ultrasound in 2 weeks when youa re 10 weeks? or 12 weeks? What did they use to get the heartbeat this time?

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@eecuadrado:  I understand that dissapointing feeling. I’m no longer pg however when DH and I went to my first appt we knew there was a slim chance of having an ultrasound done but we still had high hopes! We left that appt like “so that’s it?” lol. I guess it all depends on the dr but usually ultrasound and checking for heartbeat is done at the second appt. One of my girlfriends had a sono (not ultrasound) and heard the heartbeat at her first appt at 6 or 6.5 weeks along … I was SO jealous! I thought that was way too early for heartbeat but I guess it all depends.

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I’m assuming you mean they couldn’t hear the heartbeat on the doppler?  It’s common at 10 weeks to not find it on the doppler.  With an U/S you would have been able to hear it.

Good luck at your U/S, hope you get a picture.

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