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Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20923 posts
24th Nov '12
Quoting *Danielle88*((#2ontheway):" im going by the reading on the screen. i figured there was just something wrong with the baby. the heartbeat ... [snip!] ... sounds exactly like it did with my daughter and my heartbeat has a very distinct sound to it. kinda like a weird beat to it. "


if you're sure... idk, I know some people mistake the baby HB for the arteries too.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
24th Nov '12
Quoting *Danielle88*((#2ontheway):" im going by the reading on the screen. i figured there was just something wrong with the baby. the heartbeat ... [snip!] ... sounds exactly like it did with my daughter and my heartbeat has a very distinct sound to it. kinda like a weird beat to it. "


The display never shows the right heartrate especially that early on it's not loud enough.
Try timing it on your phone for 10 seconds, count every beat then multiply that number by 6.
Let me know what you get :)

Gor-Jess! Due December 30 (girl); TTC since Jan 2014; 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Queen Creek, Arizona 10072 posts
24th Nov '12

What was the heartrate at your ultrasound??

Mandhee Dhandapani 2 kids; Houston, Texas 574 posts
24th Nov '12

probably yours :) i was the same way..plus i distinguished the difference between mine an my daughters..hers sounds like a horse galloping ...hers was always 140-164

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
24th Nov '12

That's your heartbeat not baby's. 9 weeks is usually the very earliest you even have a chance of hearing it and most people dont get to hear it until around 11-12 weeks. When you do hear it, it will be right at your pubic bone. the bone right in front of your vagina, put the Doppler about a centimeter above that.

Zoo Zee Due May 4 (boy); Texas 24 posts
24th Nov '12

Don't stress :) Dopplers aren't very reliable. 135 sounds more like it, though, when you catch that beat, that's more than likely the baby. At 13 wks, you should be able to request to hear your baby's heart, if the Dr. hasnt already done that. I didnt get to hear mine till I was 15 wks, and saw it on my sonogram when I was about 12. Seeing it was pretty cool! :)

*Danielle88*((momma.to.2) 2 kids; Atascadero, California 2354 posts
24th Nov '12
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" babies HB are fast and hae the swoosh swoosh... you could be hitting an artery which gives a different ... [snip!] ... office? i was never able to get the HB on the doppler till around 11 or 12 weeks adn even then it was very low and hard to find"


the sound im getting on the doppler is a strong swoosh swoosh. its just not very fast. my heartbeat has a weird beat. kinda like a murmur would sound. so thats how i know its not my heartbeat im hearing on the doppler. and my last appt i was 8 weeks so they didnt do a doppler but they did do an ultrasound and the dr said the baby had a very strong heartbeat. i think im gonna call my OB on monday just for peace of mind.

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
24th Nov '12
Quoting *Danielle88*((#2ontheway):" the sound im getting on the doppler is a strong swoosh swoosh. its just not very fast. my heartbeat ... [snip!] ... ultrasound and the dr said the baby had a very strong heartbeat. i think im gonna call my OB on monday just for peace of mind."


Take your doppker with you to your next appointment and have your OB give it a whirl. They'll be a lot more experienced with the equipment and be able to gie you tips in using it and distinguishing the different sounds. I know at 9 weeks, the heartbeat still had that whooshing sound but it was hard to get a heartbeat even on ultrasound because she moved so much. A lot of times they wound up picking up my arterial pulse which sounded almost identical to baby's.

Mandhee Dhandapani 2 kids; Houston, Texas 574 posts
24th Nov '12
Quoting *Danielle88*((#2ontheway):" the sound im getting on the doppler is a strong swoosh swoosh. its just not very fast. my heartbeat ... [snip!] ... ultrasound and the dr said the baby had a very strong heartbeat. i think im gonna call my OB on monday just for peace of mind."

it could be the baby's placenta your picking up as well...when my dr did mine the placenta had its own sounds then to the right was my little girls which was at 156-160 ....i heard her heat beat at 7 wk 5 days when they did my first ultrasound...

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20923 posts
24th Nov '12
Quoting *Danielle88*((#2ontheway):" the sound im getting on the doppler is a strong swoosh swoosh. its just not very fast. my heartbeat ... [snip!] ... ultrasound and the dr said the baby had a very strong heartbeat. i think im gonna call my OB on monday just for peace of mind."


sounds like an artery for sure. if you go to youtube there are videos

k-La 1 child; Louisiana 3383 posts
24th Nov '12

You might also be picking up the placenta.

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
25th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting *Danielle88*((#2ontheway):</b>" the sound im getting on the doppler is a strong swoosh swoosh. its just not very fast. my heartbeat ... [snip!] ... ultrasound and the dr said the baby had a very strong heartbeat. i think im gonna call my OB on monday just for peace of mind."</blockquote>




What your picking up on is YOUR hb.. It can sound different depending on the arterynor placenta or whatever You can call for peace of mind but they will tell you thensame thing. Its too early to worry abouta doppler.. Put it away and try againa ina few weeks

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
25th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ☮ Phuket:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting *Danielle88*((#2ontheway):</b>" the sound im getting on the ... [snip!] ... of mind but they will tell you thensame thing. Its too early to worry abouta doppler.. Put it away and try againa ina few weeks"</blockquote>




This! Op, I know you really wantto believe you were hearig baby's hb, but there is so much evidence pointing to it being your own. Try it again in a few weeks and you will distinctly hear the difference.