Post # 1
Hi bees! I recently got my bfp. My beta hcg levels were 192 and 373. And my progesterone went up from 19.9 to 22.2. My doc says this all looks good. So I’m trying to be hopeful (but kind of paranoid and nervous since I had an ectopic in April).
Anyway, when I talked to my doc tonight she said to call Monday and schedule my first ultrasound (!!). I’m currently four weeks. I know it’s probably better to wait until 7 weeks to schedule the ultrasound, but I’m wondering if anyone was able to see or hear the baby’s heart beat in the 6th week of pregnancy? Or when did you hear and/or see it for the first time? I would hate to schedule it too early and see an empty sac since I’m already a bit high anxiety about everything right now anyway.
Post # 2
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
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
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
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
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 # 7
Beth7210 : thank you! I definitely don’t want to schedule it before 6 weeks. New weeks start for me on saturdays so the earliest I would get one would be 6w2d but I could try to schedule later that week.
LondonAutumn : thumperbear : Kemma : panda_bear3 : thank you guys! I think my office has certain ultrasound days. So maybe if it would be before 6w3d I’ll try to wait until the 7th week.
Post # 8
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
It was a really long, anxious wait for 7+3, but it made baby really easy to locate and measure the heartbeat.
Post # 10
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
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
Congratulations! My BFF heard the heartbeat at 7weeks.
Post # 13
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
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
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.