(Closed) Baby blues

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

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
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Buzzing bee

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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 # 7
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Sugar bee

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.

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