I had my first u/s today also. I got a chance to see the heartbeat but my doctor didn't tell me the heartrate. He just showed us the heart beating on the ultrasound and said that it was strong. I am also 7w 3d and I am also due on May 7. He also did a lot of bloodwork and tested for a lot of things.
My sister-in-law went in at 9 1/2 weeks just last week and they couldn't find a heartbeat. They took her in for an internal u/s and everything is perfect! :) Don't worry, with every baby its different. I heard my son's at 8 weeks, my friend heard her daughter's at 7 1/2. It all varies. Best of luck to you! :)
My doctor wouldn't even listen for a heartbeat until I was 12 weeks...that's about when you should be able to hear the heartbeat. Some women hear it earlier and others won't hear it until 15+ weeks. Don't worry...everything is probably fine.
Does anyone know when they can HEAR a hb with just the office Doppler? My obgyn tried it at 9 weeks (an outside chance she said, no go) but claims to sometimes get it at 10. I am worried to go back at 10 wks and again not hear it. Anyone remember when they could hear it that way? 2 m./cs make me very paranoid. Congrats on ultrasound--I almost fell off the table when they got a hb at 7wks5days--braced as I was for the worst.
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