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181364 tn?1213287101
Can you hear a heartbeat on a stethoscope?
I'm 12 wks and 4 days i think still haven't found out exactly..well since i haven't been able to get into my doctor yet to hear the heart beat my mom told me to use a stethoscope to try and hear the heart beat well i did that and i didnt hear anything and now its made me more nervous that i can't hear anything and it scares me...someone please help me ??
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93532 tn?1349374050
Oh, don't freak out. It is impossible to hear it with a stethescope that early! Heck, I was almost in my third trimester before it could be heard with a good stethescope and even then it took some time to find it.

Try not to stress out about it.

Andrea
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158812 tn?1189759426
She's right, you cannot hear the hb until late second, or third trimester w/a stethoscope.  If you are that interested in hearing it, why not rent or purchase a doppler?  It picks up fetal heartbeat at 10 weeks.  
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sometimes it is even hard to hear it with a stethescope even in your 2-3rd trimester.  Sometimes you pick up the placenta, sometimes your own heart beat even then...
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181364 tn?1213287101
thank you that eased my mind so much ...
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I could not and now at 38 weeks I still can't
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15480 tn?1302533402
You won't be able to hear the heartbeat with a stethoscope until the third trimester.  Good luck to you!!
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