(Closed) When could you hear heartbeat with doppler?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We had the same thing happen to us. That few minutes of waiting for them to setup the ultrasound etc was nerve racking!  We ended up hearing the heartbeat at 14 weeks.

Post # 4
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

14 weeks, but they also didn’t try any sooner.  My doctor did ultrasounds at 8 and 12 weeks, and I had another done at 14 weeks in the ER.

Post # 5
64 posts
Worker bee

I had an appointment today and the doctor found the heart beat no problem and I am 13 weeks exactly.


Post # 6
5109 posts
Bee Keeper

@tnbellebee:  I work with an OB onCe per month, she usually can’t find it until after the first trimester. Although, she HAS found it as early as 8 weeks i think- but that’s very rare 

Post # 7
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We heard it at 12 weeks, 5 days.  She had a llttle trouble because LO was tucked into my hips but found it after a minute.

Post # 8
11 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

I heard the heartbeat at my appointment last week at 11 weeks. The nurse warned me that she usually can’t find it that early, but after a few minutes of trying she finally picked it up! Everyone is different though so she told me before she started to not worry if we couldn’t hear it yet.

Post # 9
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

11 weeks every now and again. From 12 weeks, perfectly. I wasn’t looking low enough – even now at 16+2, my baby is way down near the pubic bone.

Post # 10
2012 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

my midwife wont even try until 16 weeks because it can cause unnessessary ( I can never spell that word) for the mother. We heard mine at 16 weeks but it was faint due to where baby was lying and the fact my own pulse through the placenta was so strong but it was there.

Post # 11
231 posts
Helper bee

I first found it a little before 10 weeks with my at home doppler, but it was hit or miss whether I was able to find it for the next week and a half or so.  My dr found it at my appt without too much trouble at 11w5d.  I’m now 12w4d.  

Post # 12
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I found it myself at about 9 weeks although it took forever. When I hit 13 weeks, i could find it consistently. My doctor’s office didn’t use the doppler on me unitl I was 16 weeks or so.

Post # 13
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

About 12 weeks, but we hadn’t tried to look before then.  The doctor had the hardest time finding it at first too, because Baby was tucked away, so there were some worrisome moments. 

Post # 14
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We had an appointment monday and they tried to find it and said with it being so early they might not be able to, and if they couldn’t they would do a sonogram instead.  Well they couldn’t find it and during the sonogram it turns out the baby is about a week behind than they had originally predicted.  So I was 9w4d and they couldn’t find it.

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