Post # 1
Well I had my 12 week doctor’s appointment yesterday & I gotta tell ya…there was a definate freak out moment! Doctor went to listen to the heartbeat with the doppler….and couldn’t find it!!!!! The doctor said “well I hear movement” but I was FREAKING out inside! So thank goodness she said “lets sneak into the ultrasound room”. So we went in there & ahhhh…..sigh of relief there was my little baby! I even saw a hand with fingers real quick ~ baby was moving around like crazy! She measured & said heartbeat is good & measurements are on task for 12 weeks.
OMG…that was terrifying for a minute! Next appointment isn’t until 6 weeks. How will I get through that long time? ha! At least the next one is a biggie…anatomy scan!
Good luck everyone & I hope none of you have that freak out moment!
Post # 3
It’s hard for the to find the heartbeat so early b/c the baby is still small and moves around when you poke it. I’m 16 weeks and they had trouble finding it.
Congrats on having a healthy baby in there!
Post # 4
Oh my gosh I would probably cry. You’re awesome for holding up so well.
Post # 5
Mine wouldn’t try the doppler at 12 weeks until I promised not to freak out if we couldn’t find it since it is totally common and normal for the doppler to not really work till later on… we didn’t see it that day (but it worked fine at 16 weeks), and even yesterday at 30 weeks it took a little maneuvering to find the heartbeat!
Post # 6
Thanks Guys! That is really reassuring! Doctors definately need to let moms know it is totally normal not to hear it that early! Jeez!
Post # 7
Wow, I’m sure that was a scary moment. But everything turned out great, so you can relax and be happy! Great news!
Post # 8
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Whew! Dodged a bullet on that one! I just went to the doc on Monday, I should be just at 12 weeks today. Luckily they didn’t have a problem finding a heartbeat, baby likes to hang out towards the outside of my body. I always laugh whenever they find it, I just get so excited! My mind feels like crying, but my body just laughs. Which is no bueno since it makes my belly wiggle. I’m glad you’ve got a great doc with an ultrasound machine, mine only has a doppler. I had to go to the hospital to get an u/s, and pay the separate copay, which is like $250 bucks! Boo. I can’t wait to go in for my anatomy scan too, so much fun! Our plan is to have the doc take a photo of it (but not tell us then!) and put it in an envelope. Then we want to have a party at our house with our family and friends to do the big reveal. How fun will it be to take bets and stuff, maybe with packs of diapers or something, and then give the winner a prize? I’m sure his mom would be over the moon to find out the same time we do 😉
Post # 9
Yikes, that is scary. I was lucky that the doctor who I went to warned me before hand that they often can’t find it that early with the doppler but I was also lucky that when she did put it on my stomach she didn’t even have to move it and we heard the little choo choo train heartbeat, she just picked the right spot right away.
@sand dollar: I laugh everytime I hear her heartbeat too. One appointment she kept kicking straight at the doppler making it hard to get a heartbeat rate until she chilled out. I also listen with my husband’s stethoscope to her heartbeat and her just bouncing around in there and it makes me laugh trying to figure out what she’s doing to cause all the different noises.
Post # 10
Aw, glad everything worked out! It is scary, they told me that with the doppler it can be hard to detect the heartbeat if it’s a lil early. I have my 14 wk check up tomorrow. Normally I’d be worried but I just had an ultrasound yesterday and all is well in there. I can not believe I still have to wait so long to find out the sex. I know it’s not that long, but it will feel like an eternity.