I had exactly the same experience. The Dr. could hear it, but not that well, and I couldn't hear it at all. He did an u/s to show that everything was ok. Baby looked great and wiggled a lot. I was 11 weeks that day.
My dr said we will try to hear the heartbeat at your next appt. (12weeks) as long as you promise you won't freak out if we can't get it on the doppler yet. So I don't think you have anything to worry about. Did he tell you what the heartrate was by the sono?
No, that's the thing. I have yet to have the her tell me what the heartrate is. The only thing she's said both times is it looks strong.
I went at 13 weeks and couldn't hear the hb either. Got really nervous. Dr. did a u/s and we saw a very healthy and active baby jumping and kicking all over the place. I wouldn't be worried about it. I'm going back a 17wks to try again. He said i probably should be able to hear it by then. My Dr. hasn't given me a heartrate either. But i'm sure that if there was anything to worry about he would have told me. He doesn't hide things or sugar coat them. So when he tells me everythign's ok...I believe him. Good luck. And sticky baby dust to you!
Sometimes it takes a little longer to hear it by the doppler. Usually its from 12 - 14 wks to hear it really good on the doppler. Don't worry about it, If you saw your baby's heartbeat on the ultrasound then everything is ok. (I worked with an ob/gyn for a while)
my dr refused to even try at that point. I had asked and he said it was too early (I think I was 12 weeks). I only got to hear by baby's heartbeat for the first time this past monday (I am 17w1d now). I have had 2 ultrasounds so far but the machines that they use don't have audio on them so we didn't get to hear the heartbeat although we saw it on the screen.