Post # 1
I’m almost 8 weeks and I have seen/heard my baby’s heartbeat. My next appt is at 11 weeks, and because I have had a previous miscarriage, I am so afraid that between now and my next appt I will miscarry. To me 3 weeks is a long time to wait to see if your baby is okay or not. Myabe this poll will give me a little piece of mind…
Post # 3
Most people don’t see the heartbeat until around 8-10 weeks. That’s why the first appointment isn’t usually until 10 weeks. I went for my first appt at 8 weeks and they cautioned me up and down that we weren’t going to see the heartbeat. It just so happened that we did, but I was prepared that it probably wouldn’t be there.
Post # 4
I’d really caution you on the poll. I know it’s stressful. *hugs* I think there are stats on chance of miscarriage after seeing heartbeat, so that would be more accurate. What does your OB say?
Post # 5
Yea, I think your poll may really cause some skewed results. Most people may not even try to look for the heartbeat until around 8-10 weeks.
I had the same nervous feelings. They are still here at 22 weeks even though we have seen the heartbeat and multiple ultrasounds.
Post # 6
@cannotwait: She said that if there’s a heartbeat at my 11 week appt then chances are everything should be fine. But its the waiting period until my appt that I’m bothered with 🙁
Post # 7
From what I understand seeing a heartbeat is a really good sign. I’m not sure if you saw a heartbeat last time or not. We saw ours when the baby measured 7 weeks and I got another one at around 10 weeks (by accident, they didn’t believe me when I told them I’d already had one so I wasn’t going to argue and not have another one) and it’s amazing how much they grow in that time. Basically all we saw at 7 weeks was a little flicker and at 10 weeks we saw a more defined baby who was bopping around. 3 – 4 weeks is pretty normal b/w appointments and as long as you’re treating your body good then you’re doing the best you can. Best wishes.