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Hey everyone, I recently found out that I was pregnant and I am starting to get excited about it. I went in to the OBGYN today and I am 6 weeks according to the sac, and there is a faint heartbeat. A lot of sites and people say that the baby should have a strong heartbeat. but apparently mine doesn't.... should this be cause for concern? I am freaking out and am really worried, because I don't want to get too happy and something bad happens. so do you think a faint heartbeat at 6 weeks is okay? I go back in 2 weeks to see if it has gotten better
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I had a 9 week scan and heartbeat was strong im now 36 weeks.
But my friend have a scan yesterday and found out she was 7 weeks and there was only a small heartbeat there so dont stress its only a small jelly bean :)
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Same thing happened to me, they said the heartbeat was too slow and that a miscarriage was likely. They did another ultrasound about 2 weeks later and it was just fine. I'm almost 37 weeks now and he's doing great so just hang tight!
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6 weeks is still early some don't see a heart beat at all until 7 weeks.
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I had a bad experience with this but stay positive. No need to worry your babys heart just started beating and is still getting use to it.
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I had my first ultrasound at 6 weeks and 2 days. The heartbeat was actually quite present. But keep in mind the baby's heart doesn't form all 4 chambers of the heart until around the 9th week and that has a lot to do with the strength of the heartbeat. That means more blood to pump and being able to have a ventricular and articular normal counterbalance than before. The baby will be fine just focus on your diet and fluids.
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Thank you all so much your comments are so reassuring!!!!!!!
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It can be difficult to get an accurate reading when the baby is so little. It moves and they have to start all over. I went for a 7week scan and my baby had a faint heartbeat, I'm now 31+5 and she has a completely normal heartbeat and is healthy. I wouldn't stress over it if I were you.
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