Heartbeat in early ultrasound?

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I have my first doctors appointment on the 8th July, and due to having twins before, the doc wants an early ultrasound. But the u/s department is closed the week of my appointment, so I am having my first ultrasound on 2nd July, when I'll be 6 weeks 1 day. I was wondering what the chances are of seeing the heartbeat then? From reading online, it seems that we may see a heartbeat, but we may not. Of course if we don't, I'll worry myself silly. Those of you who had an early u/s, when did you see the heartbeat?

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Virginia - posted on 10/07/2013

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Hey,

I had an ultrasound at 6 weeks 5 days - no heartbeat.

There is a baby there however, i advise that you wait until your eight weeks exactly before you go...it's the worst feeling being told they 'can't see anything'...

You get sent home with too many questions...don't do this to yourself.

I'm 9 weeks now and had a second scan at 8 weeks, finally a heartbeat...do it this way hun.
V XO

Barbie-lynn - posted on 08/13/2009

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i had my ultrasound at 6weeks nd 6 days and i seen the heart beating.... it was adorable but a blessing since my last child i lost due to no heartbeat.... sure glad im now almost 15 weeks and baby is looking gr8 and hearting the heart beat is such a releif....

Jessica - posted on 08/30/2009

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My first ultrasound with my son was at 5 weeks and 4 days, you couldn't see the heartbeating because he was too small but they picked it up by internal ultrasound and the heartbeat was 92bpm.

This baby I had an ultrasound at 6 weeks 2 days and you could visibly see the heart beating away at 109bpm - that was without an internal ultrasound. I think it depends on the technology being used, how far along you are, and to remember every baby is different.

Tamara - posted on 08/10/2009

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By the way I've now had two ultrasounds and all is looking good.

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Marie - posted on 03/07/2014

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I had an ultrasound at 6 weeks 3 days, but was measuring 5w 5d and the heartbeat was 120! Still taking it week by week though!

Nichole - posted on 09/25/2012

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I found out 2 weeks ago! I have been excited and nervous. This is my first. I had my first u/s today, I expected to see a heartbeat... and instead we heard it! I have read the heartbeat will not be heard until later. So it was definitely a great surprise!!!

Krisandra - posted on 09/04/2009

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i saw my babies heart beat around this time. on the screen you just see a little flutter. i didnt get to actually hear it until after

Amelia - posted on 08/26/2009

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I had my first ultrasound at 7 weeks and a couple days. I measured a week behind and saw the little flicker of the heart beating. It was a great relief to me because I have had two previous miscarriages.

Ashley - posted on 08/19/2009

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My first ultrasound was the end of June to make sure it was just one (had twins in the past) and I seen the heart flicker but my PreNatal in July...14th... they found the heartbeat on the lil dopler thing... pretty cool... nurse said its very rare to hear the heartbeat b4 10 weeks....

Erica - posted on 08/19/2009

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I had my first u/s at 6 weeks, and had a heartbeat. I have had 2 more since then, and have had very strong healthy beats =) I get to sneak in for extras because one of my b/f's sisters is the nurse for my ob/gyn. Yippee!!

Kimberly - posted on 08/10/2009

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I know this is really late, but I saw mine at 5 1/2 weeks. We couldn't hear it but the dr. turned on the inferred and we could see the heat change, he said that was the heart beat. it even showed up in my first sono pic.

Cie - posted on 06/26/2009

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hi, I have heard you don't see the heartbeat until around 6 weeks and 3 days - and even then they may ask you to come back. I saw mine last week at 6 weeks 3 days and they want me to come back in two weeks. Not worried 'cause everything looked as it should be. Take care and don't worry.

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My fingers are crossed for you Tamara. I am going for my first on Tuesday - I should be 6wks 2days so I am hoping that all is on track too. I had two losses confirmed via ultrasound - so I am really really nervous

Tamara - posted on 06/25/2009

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I don't know how I feel about getting an ultrasound in 12 days. The last ultrasound we had our babies heart had stopped and that is when we found out. It will be scary to go in, but probably great by the time I walk out.

Cie - posted on 06/24/2009

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Hi, I saw my hb at 6 weeks 3 days - though slow (which was ok), go back for another u/s in two weeks. The longer you leave it the better.

Kari - posted on 06/24/2009

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Just had one done today and couldn't see it we are 6 wk 6 days. I was worried (I have PCOS) so the did a vaginal one and HOLY MOLY! It was beating soooo loud--def felt better after that :)

Tamara - posted on 06/23/2009

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The earliest I've seen a heat beat was at 7 wk 2 dys. I never had one done earlier so I don't know.

Shanan - posted on 06/23/2009

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I had my first u/s yesterday and by the measurements we were at 6wks 1day (thought we were 6wks 5days). Anyhow we were able to see the heartbeat and it was measured at 125 beats per minute.

April - posted on 06/23/2009

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I had an u/s at 6 weeks and we could just barely see the heartbeat. It was a small flicker but it was there. At 7 weeks we saw it really strong.

Kristina - posted on 06/23/2009

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I go to babycenter.com a lot and you can track your pregnancy week by week and see what the baby looks like. it says that by 8 weeks the baby's heart is beating twice as fast as the moms

Jill - posted on 06/23/2009

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You may or may not see the heartbeat. I had a u/s at 5 weeks and they could not find the baby. But I think they were looking for the actually looking for the baby and not just a sack. They said my hCG levels were high enough for a 9 week pregancy.

Kristina - posted on 06/23/2009

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I had an ultra sound at 8 weeks and saw the heart beat, from what ive read i think the heart should be beating at 6 weeks

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