When did you hear and/or see the heartbeat?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
792 posts
Busy bee

Congratulations!!! I had an early ultrasound at 6 weeks after losing my twins and another baby, and saw the heartbeat fine!! I will warn you though if you’re slightly earlier than 6 weeks there might not be a heartbeat yet ❤️❤️❤️ So happy for you!! 

Post # 3
1359 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

nursebee22 :  congrats! My first ultrasound was at 8 weeks. It was hard to wait but they said you can see things a little better at that time. 

Post # 4
1866 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

My doctor doesn’t like to scan before 7 weeks, even with a previous miscarriage. I had mine at 7+2 and heard the heartbeat for the first time! 

Post # 5
1411 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Somewhere around six-seven weeks for my fourth pregnancy but no heartbeat at seven weeks for my third pregnancy which we went on to miscarry at around ten weeks.

Post # 6
1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I had my first appointment at 9 weeks exactly. We weren’t able to hear anything with the doppler on my belly, but did an abdominal ultrasound and saw everything perfectly! 

I know it’s SO hard to wait, but I’d aim for at least 7 weeks, maybe even a bit longer to be sure you’d be able to see something. 

Post # 8
139 posts
Blushing bee

My OB told me to schedule at 6 weeks and i was so nervous we wouldn’t see anything but we saw a heartbeat at 6+3. 

Post # 9
3199 posts
Sugar bee

It was a really long, anxious wait for 7+3, but it made baby really easy to locate and measure the heartbeat. 

Post # 10
17 posts
  • Wedding: November 2016

Congratulations on your BFP 🙂 My doctor also asked me to come in for an early ultrasound because I had a MMC in October. We scheduled it for 6 weeks on the dot based on LMP, and I too was nervous we wouldn’t see/hear anything, which would just stress me out more. I asked if we could move it back but she strongly encouraged coming in early because if things weren’t going well, it would be better to find out sooner. It was incredibly stressful but I was so glad to see that nugget measured at 5+5 and we were able to see/hear the heartbeat (94 bpm) using a transvaginal ultrasound. I think it would be really hard to get good results with an abdominal ultrasound at that early stage. Do you know which kind your doctor will use? 

Post # 11
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

nursebee22 :  I saw the heart beat in my 6th week pregnant. I was seeing a fertility doctor so I had already had an ultrasound before then as well, but we weren’t able to see much. It was a little stressful with all of the early ultrasounds, but ultimately I liked knowing everything was ok every couple weeks. 

Post # 13
29 posts
  • Wedding: August 2018

Congratulations! My BFF heard the heartbeat at 7weeks.

Post # 13
6567 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

nursebee22 :  I’m not going to lie… I didn’t have an early ultrasound, so I can’t relate.  I didn’t hear (or see) my baby’s heartbeat until 11+6 weeks.  With that being said, a lot of ladies in our April mamas group heard and saw the heartbeat at 7 weeks.

Post # 14
7030 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

My first ultrasound was 8w, and we could not get a trace on the heartbeat. They had me come back at 9w for another and it was there and strong. This was on the heels of two previous losses so needless to say that week long wait was torture! 

Post # 15
14964 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My RE scheduled a first ultrasound at 6.5 weeks and expecrs to see a heartbeat at that time.  I saw HBs twice at 6.5 weeks.

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