(Closed) First Prental Visit/Seeing Baby's Heart Beat–How many weeks were you?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: When did you have your first scan to see the heart beat?
    5 weeks : (1 votes)
    1 %
    5.5 weeks : (5 votes)
    6 %
    6 weeks : (8 votes)
    10 %
    6.5 weeks : (11 votes)
    14 %
    7 weeks : (11 votes)
    14 %
    7.5 weeks : (3 votes)
    4 %
    8 weeks : (15 votes)
    19 %
    8.5+ weeks : (23 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 2
    6269 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I’m in the uk so things are different here but I saw the midwife around 6 weeks pregnant I think. They just log you and do urine sample and basic details. 

    We paid privately for a nifty test (not usually done on NHS) at 10 weeks and they scanned me then to check I was 10 weeks as any less and they don’t bother doing the blood test as baby’s dna unlikely to be picked up. So we say the little baby on the screen but no heartbeat measured specifically as far as I can recall. 

    Around 13 weeks we had our first dating scan and saw the heartbeat then for sure  


    Post # 3
    1863 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We were doing Infertility treatments and saw a heartbeat at 6w3d. We didn’t hear it until our 10 week scan but by the 6w scan, it was very easy to see! I think 6w5d will be fine. Congratulations!!! 

    Post # 4
    298 posts
    Helper bee

    Congrats !  At my first appointment I was 8 weeks along. They didn’t check for a heartbeat. They sent me for a dating ultrasound which took place the following week so 9 weeks I was able to see my little bean and they were able to measure the heartbeat though we weren’t able to hear it. I finally heard it for the first time at the following appointment I think I was 12 weeks. Good luck! I know it feels like forever waiting for those appointments to come I was counting down every day because I was so nervous and excited. It all goes by so quick though. Currently nursing Dear Daughter who is 11 weeks and feel like I found out I was pregnant yesterday. Happy and healthy 9 months and enjoy this special time !

    Post # 6
    1601 posts
    Bumble bee

    My clinic confirmed baby’s heartbeat between 6 and 7 weeks. Congratulations to you! 🙂

    Post # 7
    498 posts
    Helper bee

    I had my first OB appointment at 11 weeks and heard baby’s heartbeat and had my first ultrasound. We were able to see facial features in the ultrasound which was absolutely amazing ❤

    Post # 8
    1831 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I would probably push it back. You should be able to see the HB at 6w5d, but if you push it back by about a week and half it looks more like a baby rather than just a beating little blob. By 8.5 weeks there’s a distinguishable head and you can see the limb buds. Just my 2 cents.

    Post # 9
    508 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m in the UK but paid for private scans which took place on 6w6d and 7w respectively and could see and hear the heartbeat at both via abdominal US. I’d probably keep your appointment and hopefully get another sooner if no heartbeat yet but it’s likely there will be.

    Post # 10
    3158 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    U.K. Bee here. I had a scan a 6+4 due to a bleed. I saw the early pregnancy but we were a few days too early for a heartbeat. I had another scan at 9 weeks due to more bleeding and then we saw a very clear heartbeat. 

    Post # 11
    3231 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

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    annonbee857 :  US Bee. My office doesn’t see you til around 8 weeks. I was almost 9 weeks when I went in for my first appointment, which included a dating US in which we saw the heartbeat. I want to say we heard it then too, but I can’t remember entirely. At almost 12 weeks I went back again for a routine checkup and the tried to hear the heartbeat on the doppler, but it was too early and they couldn’t hear it. I admit that was really stressful, even though they said it was totally normal. At my next appointment they heard it no problem with the doppler! 

    Post # 12
    108 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’m in the US and the first appointment I should’ve seen/heard the heartbeat was my 12 week appointment. I had some spotting so I went in for an early scan at 6 weeks and again at 8 weeks and was able to see the heartbeat on the ultrasound at both appointments. My first “normal” appointment at the ob was at 8 weeks but that was just a meeting with the intake nurse so they didn’t check my vitals or take a listen to baby. Happy to report good results from my 12 week scan and a strong heartbeat heard on the Doppler at my 13 week appointment! I was lucky baby was right up front for the Doppler. Best of luck!

    Post # 13
    298 posts
    Helper bee

    I am 10+1 now but has an US in the ER at 7 weeks (I had a bleed) and we were able to see the flicker of HB at 147. I then had my scheduled appointment at 7w5d and the HB was up to 157. I had a private scan today and HB was 153 and I was able to hear it. 

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