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How many weeks do you have to be before you can hear your baby's heartbeat?

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Asked by momma500 at 10:19 AM on Nov. 22, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I'm not sure what the earliest is, but I heard mine at my first appt... 8 weeks

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 10:19 AM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • Usually around 10 weeks.

    Answer by Sharell8710 at 10:20 AM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • i had my first of many scans when i was 6 weeks
    (i had some bleeding)
    they could not hear much of one at 6 weeks, made appt for another scan in a few days
    longest few days of my life
    at next one, they could more of heartbeat, nice and strong
    so in my case, 6 weeks and one day, faint but not strong one
    a few days later very strong, could hear it

    Answer by fiatpax at 10:21 AM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • On an ultrasound 8 to 9 weeks, with a doppler it was more like 13 to 14.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 10:22 AM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • The earliest I heard mine was around 8 weeks...BUT the earliest I have SEEN the heartbeat on an ultrasound was at around 4-5 weeks. I have had 2 miscarriages so after that right when I found out I was preggo they sent me in for the ultrasound. So that's why I got one so early.

    Answer by kristinashley24 at 10:30 AM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • With ultrasound, I heard and saw both of my twins at 8 weeks. I heard it on a dopppler at 12 weeks!!! My doc said that in some cases you can hear as early as 6 weeks. You should hear something at first ultrasound appt since they usually schedule them around 8 weeks.

    Answer by 1stime4erytng at 10:46 AM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • my midwife always said you are pretty much guaranteed to hear it at 8 weeks. that is why she would never see anyone before they were 8 weeks by lmp. i always went in at 8 weeks and heard it that day with a regular doppler.

    Answer by annanonnymommy at 12:02 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • I got to hear the heartbeat with the doppler at my 12 week appt. I got to see it on an Ultrasound at 6 weeks, i had an early ultrasound because I have had ectopic pregnancies.

    Answer by wood1980 at 1:01 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • i heard my 1st at 12 weeks (3 years ago)
    2nd was 8 weeks

    Answer by TiffanieAnn at 1:45 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • 9 wks - 10wks for me.

    Answer by britt_howard at 3:16 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

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