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I was trying to find an answer in Q&A but could not...
When can they normally hear a heartbeat? Do they check at the first appt?
I got to hear the heartbeat at 7w2d. I went through IVF, so I do have an ultrasound weekly. Which allows me to see and hear the heartbeat. I believe at a normal appointment they will use the doppler to hear the heartbeat. The heart normal starts to beat during week 6.
Hearing and seeing a heartbeat are two very different things.
They can see a heartbeat on ultrasound as early as 6 weeks (give or take a few days).
You won't be able to hear the heartbeat with the doppler until 11 or 12 weeks generally.
They won't even try with the doppler until around that time. Whether you'll get an ultrasound depends on the practice, but it's not common to have one that early.
Good to know - thanks!
I guess i was just hoping it'd be a bit sooner cause I still don't "feel pregnant" and I can't believe it happened so fast! :-P
DH and I were able to hear the heartbeat at our first appt at 10 weeks. They used a doppler through my stomache.
but she did warn me that we may not hear it yet... its still pretty small :-)
good luck though!!!