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I’m 8 weeks pregnant, but the doctor couldn’t detect my baby’s heartbeat. Why?

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If No Heartbeat Is Detected. If your physician did not find your baby’s heartbeat with a handheld Doppler and you have not yet reached 12 weeks, have patience because it may just be too early. There is no reason to be concerned unless you are having miscarriage symptoms, in which case your doctor may. It’s not a good idea. The U.S.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that a handheld Doppler “should only be used when there’s a medical need and only by, or under the supervision of, a healthcare professional.” For example, your practitioner will use a Doppler to listen to your baby’s heartbeat during your prenatal appointments.. You can buy a Doppler. One of the most exciting pregnancy milestones is hearing your baby’s heartbeat for the first time.

If you are at least eight or nine weeks along at your first prenatal visit, your doctor or midwife may use a fetal Doppler (or a fetal Doppler stethoscope) to pick up the sound of your baby’s heart beating. A: At 8 weeks, it is very difficult, if not impossible, to hear a fetal heart beat with a handheld Doppler machine. In fact, during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, fetal heart rate is almost.

The desire to use a fetal doppler at home is understandable — hearing that precious little heartbeat can be magical. But it’s important to be aware of the potential issues with fetal dopplers. Like the previous poster mentioned, it can hard to catch the baby’s heartbeat with a doppler at any point because it can depend on the baby’s position. But most doctors will look for it but not be concerned if they don’t hear it at 11 weeks or so. The average time they can start to catch the heartbeat with a doppler is around 12 weeks. If you can stand it, you could wait a few weeks so baby will be bigger too!

I remember at one of my Dr appointments for DD she was moving the doppler around and I was like “oh, there’s the heartbeat” and she told me that it was actually the cordapparently it makes its own little noise. If the heartbeat is outside of the range, it could mean that your baby isn’t getting enough oxygen or has another issue. If your doctor is concerned about your baby’s heartbeat, they may.

There are three common risks to home fetal doppler use: Not hearing the baby’s heartbeat, even though the baby is fine, thus causing more worry. Misinterpreting the fetal heart rate. Hearing baby’s heartbeat and assuming the baby is fine, when other signs, like decreased fetal movement, truly need to be reported. If your fetal Doppler has an audio output, you can attach a sound recorder and hit record whenever you’re using the fetal Doppler to listen to your baby’s heartbeat.

Fetal Doppler Precautions. Although only trained professionals can detect irregularities with certainty, you should still use your fetal heartbeat monitor in.

List of related literature:

Another area where common practice often conflicts with the FDA guidance is the use of fetal doppler heartbeat monitors.

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Doppler heart beats are not heard until 9 or 10 weeks, and most ectopic pregnancies become symptomatic before that time.

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If it isn’t, or if you are very anxious, your midwife will likely book an ultrasound, which will see a heartbeat that, for some reason, was difficult to hear with the Doppler.

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Sometimes hearing your baby’s heartbeat on the Doppler or seeing it flash across the ultrasound screen is the only thing that will reassure you that your baby is still alive and kicking.

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If FHR monitoring and UA Doppler do not show severe abnormalities the pregnancy can continue under close surveillance.

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Doppler velocimetry is not beneficial in monitoring the post-term fetus and is not recommended.

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If continuous electronic fetal monitoring is being undertaken due to risk factors in the woman or baby, it is not unusual at this stage to see early decelerations of the fetal heart, with a swift return to the normal baseline after a contraction, and good beat-to-beat variation throughout.

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On exam, fetal heart sounds are appreciable on Doppler.

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Normal umbilical artery Doppler sonography does not exclude fetal distress.

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from Clinical Maternal-Fetal Medicine
by Hung N. Winn, John C. Hobbins
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Ifit should happen that you don’t hear your baby’s heartbeat this week, don’t panic.

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  • I went to the doctor at 7 weeks they said there was no cardiac activity. Two days later I had my blood tested and it shows the levels of I believe it’s called my hemoglobin levels are rising does that mean my baby is okay!??

  • Omg this helped me so so much I was so scared and they wanted me to get abortion rite away I said no bc I dont feel like I’m dying.. this help me alot

  • can i ask about my 6weeks pregnant and we went to the doctor and they couldnt found any heartbeat as well but the doctor says that the fetus is getting bigger as the size of the age of its it means it has a development inside but theres no heartbeat my question is it possible that he will have its heartbeat soon?how many percent probably it is?

  • I have pcod. After treatment I got pregnant. After 6 weeks&2 days took 1st scan but not seeing anything special. Anyone had the same Problem???

  • I had my 1st scan at 6w5d, but scan shows as 3-4 weeks pregnant isit normal??? I am scared to death if baby is okey or not, my next scan is after 2 weeks