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Fetal Doppler Denaylynne Due April 2; 1 child; Roseville, 5 posts
15th Sep '13

I am 11 weeks pregnant and I tried using my home fetal doppler. I tried for 30 minutes and couldn't find a heartbeat. In the last year I have suffered from 2 miscarriages and thought using the doppler would ease my worry. Now I think that I am probably going to miscarry again because there was no heartbeat. Should I be worried or is it still too soon to heart a heartbeat. Please help!

MotherFalcon+2 2 kids; Fólkvangr, Asgard, YD, Sweden 4198 posts
15th Sep '13

even dr's have a hard time finding it at 13 weeks sometimes. dont stress, baby could be hiding or be real low.

happilymarried614 Due April 7 (boy); 1 child; Washington 380 posts
15th Sep '13

I don't think most at home fetal dopplers detect a heartbeat that early. I could be wrong though, but that's what I've researched.

Peter Pan Due February 18; Japan 872 posts
15th Sep '13

I couldn't find the heartbeat on my Sonoline until after 13 weeks. I wouldn't worry about it. I had a miscarriage before this pregnancy so I understand the concern. Are you putting enough gel on? Looking low enough?

Liam&Xander's Mama Due February 28; 1 child; Ohio 1062 posts
15th Sep '13

when i was 11 weeks with my second, i went to ER, due to a ton of braxton hick's contractions (even they couldn't understand why i was contracting so early) anyway they couldn't find the heartbeat so i was immediately sent to ultrasound, everything was fine! could just be too early! i did have ptl 3 times during the pregnancy, and incompetent cervix, now i'm wondering if it was all related hmmmmm.

Denaylynne Due April 2; 1 child; Roseville, 5 posts
15th Sep '13

Thanks ladies you have been super helpful!!

Denaylynne Due April 2; 1 child; Roseville, 5 posts
18th Sep '13

Went to the Dr and found a strong healthy heartbeat! I'm getting rid of the home Doppler it only causes more stress.

Aiden&Jensen's Mommy Due November 23; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 191 posts
18th Sep '13

My home Doppler didn't work either. And of course they use the nasty jelly to help as well and I didn't know where to find that stuff. But I'm happy for you that there was a strong heart beat!! Best of luck!