Maternal & Child Community
Sonogram and Heartbeat
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to breast feeding, childhood disease, colic, child discipline, immunization, lactation, newborn care, post partum depression, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and special needs children.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Sonogram and Heartbeat

At how many weeks can you see the heartbeat on a regular sonogram? (not an internal sonogram).  I'm sure my doctor will do a sonogram on August 17th and I will be 8W3D and I was wondering if they will be able to see the heartbeat then.
Related Discussions
7 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I had to go the hosp. when I was 6 weeks for bad cramp on left side. The U/S machine there is very strong. When the tech put the probe on my belly she said It is not ectopic & I see a heartbeat. She then did a Vag. to get the heartrate (145 BPM)
Blank
108334_tn?1253647995
You should be able to see it. I saw a hb at 6w 4d with the u/s machine at my dr's office.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Is it possible to see a hb at 5 weeks 4 days??? My OB scheduled me for an u/s b/c of my last m/c to make sure this is a viable pregnancy.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
i saw my baby's heartbeat at 7weeks 6days at 158bpm
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I was able to hear my baby's heartbeat at 5 weeks 4 days!  It was a transvaginal.
Blank
134578_tn?1383690151
It depends on how accurately the pregnancy is timed to what really happened in your body.  5 weeks 4 days (timed from first day of last period) is just about precisely when the embryo's heart starts to beat in the first place.  If the baby was conceived a couple of days later than the standard measurements assume, then the heart won't have started up yet.  Hope you see it!
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I went in for an U/S at 6w3d.  We are certain of pg week due to insemination/ovulation.  I was being monitored.  So, I was hoping to see the fetal pole and heartbeat because from everywhere that I have read, by now that should be present.  But nothing.  Just saw the getstation sac and yolk sac.  At 5wk3d we only saw the gestational sac.  I'm hoping I just have a slow developer.  I go in for another u/s tomorrow at 6w6d and I really hope it's there. I'll be devasted if it's not.  It took us 1.5 years and a surgery to get pg.  Grow little bean grow.

Julie
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Maternal & Child Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
19 hrs ago by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Children's Health Answerers
134578_tn?1383690151
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
13167_tn?1327197724
Blank
RockRose
Austin, TX
4484425_tn?1384231934
Blank
tomorrow264
St.Paul, MN
4268628_tn?1375044776
Blank
Flickan
Monroe, WA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
NeyneCarter
1527510_tn?1392304944
Blank
Carly1306
United Kingdom