Post # 1
I’m not posting under my original WB name, since we’re only about 4 weeks tomorrow and I want to wait until things are more certain. We decided NTNT right after the wedding. And, the first month, we’re pregnant. I just assumed that it would take us sevreal months!
Any way, I have my confirming appointment with my regular doctor next Tuesday and my first OB appointment the second week of June. They said they wanted to see me between my 7th and 8th week. Will we be able to hear a heartbeat then or is that too soon? Darling Husband is excited to be there for that appointment.
Post # 3
That’s too soon for some doctors to try because if they can’t find it they don’t want you to worry. My OB never even tries until the 12 week appointment and sometimes not until the 16 week. It depends on your doctor on when you hear the heartbeat. Congrats on the baby though!
Post # 4
If they do a vaginal ultrasound, they’ll definitely be able to hear the heartbeat by then. We went at 7 weeks for our first OB appointment and ultrasound, and we heard our little guy’s heartbeat loud and clear! So it depends on if your doctor uses an internal ultrasound machine or just a doppler. If it’s just a doppler, probably not.
Congratulations and hope you have a happy, healthy 9 months!
Post # 5
Thanks ladies. It’s nice to know that it’s nothing to worry about if they say it’s too early. I told my Darling Husband that I’d feel comfortable telling our siblings and our closest couple friends once we heard the heartbeat…so now he’s dying to hear it.
Post # 6
Congratulations!!! I went to the doctor at 4w2d and they just did the basics – blood tests, pelvic exam, weight/bloodpressure and calculated my due date. I have an appointment next week for my US to hopefully hear the heartbeat! i’ll be 7w4d when i go in.