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Why oh why did I try the doppler?

Oh right, b/c I'm BSC that's why (and this is the day my 2nd LO stopped growing). I found a "hb" sound right away, but it started out at 137 and then within a few seconds dropped to 78. WTF? I'm torturing myself. 

I really hope it was picking up something else, and not my LO b/c I'm still early.

It's going to be a long 8 days until my next OB appt. 


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Re: Why oh why did I try the doppler?

  • Try not to focus on it. You're still super early. I couldn't find LO until 10w4d. Deep breaths.

    Addition: Months ago there was a good clicky poll that really showed how much variation there was with women finding the hb on their home dopplers. Found it! https://community.thebump.com/cs/ks/forums/thread/60355562.aspx

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  • You may have been picking up your own pulse. I do all the time. Also...I have heard that the read out isn't all that accurate...you are still really early....try not to worry.
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    Addition: Months ago there was a good clicky poll that really showed how much variation there was with women finding the hb on their home dopplers. Found it! https://community.thebump.com/cs/ks/forums/thread/60355562.aspx

    Thank you, thank you, thank you - this was so helpful. I didn't even think to check on youtube! PGAL ladies are so smart! 

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    * CP's 4/14/10, 9/1/10, 4/19/11, 5/24/11, 10/14/13, 11/16/13 *
    * Ectopic 1/17/14 - nothing on u/s at 6w4d * 
    * PG #7 BFP 12/21/11 - DD born 8/31/12 * 
    * DH Dx'd with balanced translocation in 2011 *


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  • I put my doppler back in its box in the closet for at least 2 more weeks bc I was torturing myself. Back away from the doppler!!!
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  • imagetexasmeg1:
    I put my doppler back in its box in the closet for at least 2 more weeks bc I was torturing myself. Back away from the doppler!!!

    Good idea! 

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    * Ectopic 1/17/14 - nothing on u/s at 6w4d * 
    * PG #7 BFP 12/21/11 - DD born 8/31/12 * 
    * DH Dx'd with balanced translocation in 2011 *


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  • Did you have a full bladder?  I know your still early but with my 3rd pregnancy I had a hard time finding the baby's heartbeat but with a full bladder it pushes your uterus up higher and makes it easier to find, atleast that's what my OB at the time told me!  If it makes you nervous though then I agree with PP and I would just put it away for a couple more weeks.

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    Did you have a full bladder?  I know your still early but with my 3rd pregnancy I had a hard time finding the baby's heartbeat but with a full bladder it pushes your uterus up higher and makes it easier to find, atleast that's what my OB at the time told me!  If it makes you nervous though then I agree with PP and I would just put it away for a couple more weeks.

    I'm just going to put it away. Smile 

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    * CP's 4/14/10, 9/1/10, 4/19/11, 5/24/11, 10/14/13, 11/16/13 *
    * Ectopic 1/17/14 - nothing on u/s at 6w4d * 
    * PG #7 BFP 12/21/11 - DD born 8/31/12 * 
    * DH Dx'd with balanced translocation in 2011 *


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  • I got my own double beat that early on. I was so excited showing all my close friends who knew I was pg... then I showed my OB on the recording on my phone and he laughed (in the very nicest way possible). He explained it wasn't my LO. :( It was my own heart beat picking up twice so the monitor was showing 160. If the 137 & 78 number sounded the same I think you are picking up your own.

    I youtubed a lot of heart beat videos while I made my attempts. Then when I thought I heard it I would listen to the videos at the same time, if the sound wasn't the same I knew I hadn't found it. There is a DEFINITE train or galloping sound. If you hear it swooshing it isn't baby. 


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  • I couldn't find mine well until week 13 I believe.  I also don't rely on the readout on the screen as sometimes I hear the hb for a couple seconds but it doesn't register and then falls away.  Even now, I can find it really quickly, but sometimes it goes away and I have to search around a bit. 
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  • You tried to early. Ive gotten really good at finding it and I don't try at home till 12 weeks. Put the Doppler away and relax. 
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