(Closed) First ultrasound and worried

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
3080 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
2183 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

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
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
1832 posts
Buzzing bee

Yep – my DD had this happen.  My grandson is now 8 years old…

Post # 7
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I haven’t had this happen but fingers crossed that everything is okay!

Post # 8
3941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

At 5w5d, all we saw was a very tiny flicker.  Often times, 6 weeks is too early to even see a flicker. 

Post # 9
1652 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@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
47430 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
12244 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

My cousin’s baby had no visible HB at 8 weeks, and baby/Mom is fine at 15 weeks!

Post # 12
7643 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@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
8879 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
1805 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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! :))

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