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Do dopplers work on tilted uterus?

My uterus is tilted, so if I need an ultrasound it has to be done transvaginally.  A standard exterior utrasound won't pick anything up.  I'm currently nine weeks and I would like to rent a doppler because I m/c in the past and am scared so would like to hear a heartbeat for reassurance. Perhaps it won't pick anything up because of my tilted uterus.  Does anybody have experience with this?
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A doppler is to listen to the baby's heartbeat if I am not mistaken. It should work on a tilted uterus but usually they do not pick anything up until 13 weeks. Good luck with your pregnancy and congrats!
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Sorry can u plz tell me what a doppler is
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Hi. I have a tilted uterus and when I was 12 weeks the doc had a hard time finding the heartbeat with it.  So she did a U/s and everything was fine.  I think in our cases, since our uterus are tilted back, the heartbeat is a little harder to find.  But dont worry, once your baby grows a little, it'll be fine.
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I just rented a doppler.  I waited until the next dr. appointment in order to be sure that she could find it with the doppler so I wont freak out when I get my doppler, and cant find the baby.  I know what you are feeling about being scared and wanted to have security at your hands but, I think getting one now for you, at 9 weeks, will only make you worry more.  I know that you may not want to hear it but I'm only thinking of you as I understand what you are feeling.  Even now at 18 weeks, i told myself before I rented the doppler (i got it last friday) that I shouldnt freak out if I couldnt find it.  But he's big enough now that I can.
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It seems like from what you have said I probably will go without a doppler.  I will have an ultrasound at twenty weeks anyway, so I think that will put my mind to ease.  Plus, to be honest I'm really just terrified about getting through the first trimester.  I feel like if I make it to about fifteen weeks with no spotting or cramping than I will make it to the nine months with no problems.  I know that fifteen weeks is three weeks beyond the first trimester, but last time I miscarried it took my body three weeks to figure it out.  I need to focus on other things and enjoy life right now.  Time will fly through the holidays and that's good.
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My doctor told me that it can be hard to hear the heartbeat with a tilted uterus.  I have not heard my baby's heartbeat, but go to the doctor next week to hear it.  I have a very tilted uterus, so I will see next week.
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I get my doppler on Friday.  How do you like it?  I ordered the same one as you - was it hard to find the heartbeat at first?  Do you hear the baby moving around with it too?  Happy week 19 :)  Oh and happy belated birthday :)
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Hi.  I am 9 weeks also.. and to my knowledge I do not have a tilted uterus.. and I still cannot find my baby's heartbeat.  I have been abnormally calm with this pregnancy so I went ahead and ordered mine early.  But am not freaking out or calling  the doctor because I cant find the heartbeat.   So unless you know that you can stay calm and not freak out about not finding it.. then I would recommend that you dont get it until later in your pregnancy.
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I have a tilted uterus too. My doctor said that after the first trimester, the ever growing uterus tilts itself into the correct position. Have you heard that?
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