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No Heartbeat early on... normal? Stefaleigh 3 kids; Kingston, Pennsylvania 3025 posts
3rd Jan '13

I went to the dr today for the first time this pregnancy. He did an internal ultrasound in his office on a crappy ultrasound machine. He found the baby but he said he didn't see a heartbeat but it looked to be very early in the pregnancy so he's sending me to get a better ultrasound at the hospital in 2 weeks to verify.



Should I be worried or is this normal not to see a heartbeat this early on? Or even on a crap machine for that matter? My last 2 pregnancies he never did the internal ultrasound on me in his office he always did the external after I was passed 10 weeks.



(The date on my profile was just a guess because I wasn't sure when my last period was since it was a long time. My guess is most likely wrong, btw.)

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
3rd Jan '13

How many weeks are you?

Pey and Trista's mommy 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42502 posts
3rd Jan '13

Depends on how early we are talking here.

Stefaleigh 3 kids; Kingston, Pennsylvania 3025 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting Captain Obvious:" How many weeks are you?"


I honestly don't know. He couldn't tell just said it was very early on. It's a really old machine.

Sweet lullaby Dearborn Heights, Michigan 30436 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting Stefaleigh:" I went to the dr today for the first time this pregnancy. He did an internal ultrasound in his office ... [snip!] ... was just a guess because I wasn't sure when my last period was since it was a long time. My guess is most likely wrong, btw.)"


There was no baby or heart beat until 9 weeks. They kept pushing for a D&C. Glad I didn't now i will have my daughter in my arms in 10 weeks

Stefaleigh 3 kids; Kingston, Pennsylvania 3025 posts
3rd Jan '13

It wasn't in depth or anything he just saw that the baby was there and tried to measure but the machine couldn't read it, it was very small.

Brandi Milam 3 angel babies; Tucson, Arizona 574 posts
3rd Jan '13

Don't sweat it. We didn't see a heartbeat for awhile. Just keep calm and drink milk lol

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
3rd Jan '13

At 4 weeks I did not see a heartbeat, at 6 I did.

Stefaleigh 3 kids; Kingston, Pennsylvania 3025 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting Sweet lullaby:" There was no baby or heart beat until 9 weeks. They kept pushing for a D&C. Glad I didn't now i will have my daughter in my arms in 10 weeks"


oh wow! Good thing you waited a bit!

Jane.Doe. Fukushima, Japan 2805 posts
3rd Jan '13

I had my first US at about 2 or 3 weeks, we didn't see or hear a heartbeat so if you are that early that is totally normal :)

Stefaleigh 3 kids; Kingston, Pennsylvania 3025 posts
3rd Jan '13

I FEEL pregnant though. I'm dizzy here and there, kind of queezy. Would I still feel that way if the baby passed away? I figured since I feel queezy I should be fine, right?

Sweet lullaby Dearborn Heights, Michigan 30436 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting Stefaleigh:" oh wow! Good thing you waited a bit!"


Yes!

Pey and Trista's mommy 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42502 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting Stefaleigh:" I FEEL pregnant though. I'm dizzy here and there, kind of queezy. Would I still feel that way if the baby passed away? I figured since I feel queezy I should be fine, right?"


Maybe but not necessarily. You could just be super early. You could be like 5 wks or something and not everyone can have the hb be seen or heard at that point...some can. Try not to freak. My first pregnancy I was so early they couldn't see a thing...no fetal pole or anything...then 2 weeks later there was my baby girl.