Post # 1
So I’m exactly 6 weeks, measured 6 and knew my ovulation. I went for my first ultrasound today and the tech didn’t saw much except the heartbeat it extremely faint. She couldn’t hear it and could only see it slightly when I held my breath. The doctor ordered a follow up for next week. I don’t know the exact number, all I know is it was under 100.
We heard and saw DD at 6 weeks and she was very strong so this just makes me really uneasy.
Anyone know what is going on or had something like this happen to them?
Post # 3
Haven’t experienced this yet, but I did read that most heartbeat ultrasounds are closer to 8 weeks because that’s when it’s most likely not too early. Every baby progresses differently, so it may just be that this one is growing a little more slowly. The fact is that they DID hear a heartbeat, so I would try not to worry…I know easier said than done.
Post # 4
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Mine didn’t even have a heartbeat at 6 weeks. I went back at 8 and all was well. And my 36 week bump confirms that she’s thriving. Don’t get too worried… just hold on until your next appointment.
Post # 5
From what I know even though 6 week’s is possible, it’s EXTREMELY early for heartbeats. My doctor wouldn’t even see me until 8, and i’ll be LUCKY if they give me an US.
The fact that it was there is good in and of itself. Baby is very very small in der right now so try not to worry until he/she gets a bit bigger!
Post # 6
Yep – my DD had this happen. My grandson is now 8 years old…
Post # 7
I haven’t had this happen but fingers crossed that everything is okay!
Post # 8
At 5w5d, all we saw was a very tiny flicker. Often times, 6 weeks is too early to even see a flicker.
Post # 9
@roxy821: Hi love, a similar thing happened to me but everything turned out fine! 6 weeks is soo early! With mine they couln’t even find the heartbeat and I was so scared for a week and then at 7 weeks it was there and all was normal. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!
Post # 10
I’m glad I already have my children. There seems to be so much early intervention these days. I wonder if we are doing ourselves a disservice.
For me, it would only increase the stress to be wanting or needing to know 5 minutes after sex whether I was pregnant or not, having ultrasounds so early and stressing out over the results, etc etc
I know that it is an entirely different experience for those having difficulty conceiving. My prayers are with you.
Post # 11
My cousin’s baby had no visible HB at 8 weeks, and baby/Mom is fine at 15 weeks!
Post # 12
@roxy821: Even at 8 weeks we saw only a faint flicker even though baby’s heartbeat was strong in the 190’s.
The doctor tried to find the heatrbeat with a fetal doppler at that point and couldn’t either. I wouldn’t be too nervous at this point. I know it is tough but try to remain positive and hopefully your appointment next week will bring good news 🙂
Post # 13
It’s super common to not even see the heartbeat at 6 weeks. It’s so early, but the fact they saw it and you measured on track tells me everything is ok.
Post # 14
I agree with PP – 6 weeks is really early to see a heartbeat! And at the very beginning, it’s usually low (like the rate of the mom) and doesn’t start to get into that higher range until 6.5-7 weeks. Just hang in there and look forward to how much bigger everything will be in a few weeks!
Post # 15
When I saw my dr at 6 weeks I asked if we could try to hear the heartbeat and he said “honestly, most of the time we won’t find a hb or it’ll be very faint at 6 weeks which is going to freak you out so I’m not even gonna try til your next appt!” I’m going in on Thursday I’ll be 9w4d. So don’t get upset about a faint heartbeat! I’m surprised they even found one that early! :))
Post # 16
Thank you bees! The tech did a transvaginal ultrasound so it wasn’t with a doppler, and since I had the same thing with DD I guess I was just expecting to see and hear the heartbeat.
Feeling a little better today, just trying to keep positive.
P.S.- Google is evil!