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Apr 26, 2012 - 9 comments

So I first found mine which i could only hear on my chest, it was deep sounding and slow. Then it took about 15-20 mins but I think i finally found baby's on the lower right abdomen right under my gut. it sounded lighter( more like a fluttering sound) i thought it would sound faster, but was only about 120-130bpm I think. It could have been to light to get an accurate reading though.

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1677620 tn?1384144701
by MeYeah, Apr 26, 2012
Okay so generally 120-130 is still your heartbeat. I know that sounds strange but when listening to your pelvis area it finds your heartbeat with a double beat (the in and the out) because its the blood pumping and not the actual heatbeat. It makes sense because your heartbeat it probably normally about 70bpm + or - 15.  I doubt if it was 180's last week it would have decreased to 120-130 in one week. It took mine about a month to go from 160's to 140's.

I don't want that to depress you because it very well could have been baby but most of the time 120's is not the baby.

That being said, You are still very early and the baby is just very small. When i first got my doppler i did not hear anything until 11w4d...  and not again even though i tried and tried, until 12w5d.  doctors wont even try a fetal doppler usually until 12weeks and Mine wouldn't until after 13 because she said being overweight plus the baby being so small just makes for a nervous time.

So keep trying to find it but my guess is that you still just found your own. Sorry for being a debbie downer. Good Luck.


1677620 tn?1384144701
by MeYeah, Apr 26, 2012
p.s. to get a more accurate count because the doppler doesnt pick up every beat it hears look at a clock and count the beats for 15 seconds then multiply that by 4. That will give the the true number. I still do that even now because I can hear the beat better than the doppler reads it.

1519983 tn?1401050028
by cabayer11, Apr 26, 2012
i went back and tried again and it read between 140 and 160 every once and a while it picked up 170. I listened to others on youtube and sounded the same. I can only hear it in this one little spot. it's not on the other side. I will try again tomorrow to see if it's even clearer.

1677620 tn?1384144701
by MeYeah, Apr 26, 2012
Thats good then. The 120-130 was a little slow for where you are... so I was concerned it was just yours... but if you are finding 160-170 now, thats great! CONGRATS!

1519983 tn?1401050028
by cabayer11, Apr 26, 2012
I think it was baby because I don't have very much fat where baby is. Fat is all carried above pelvic bone. it sounded swishy sounding and faster then my heart, but you never know.

1519983 tn?1401050028
by cabayer11, Apr 26, 2012
i'm sure it will only get stronger like yours as the days go on, or maybe I won't hear anything for another week. we will see. Thanks for responding.

1519983 tn?1401050028
by cabayer11, Apr 26, 2012
Nothing this morning. Just mine. We will try again tomorrow. Dang fat!!!

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by heather727, Apr 26, 2012
I've also heard that some of the home doplers are really effective until you're 5-6 months along.  At 11 weeks, it took my doctor about 10 minutes to find the baby's heartbeat, so I wouldn't expected a home dopler to be able to do it.  Just relax and not read anything into it.  I'm sure baby is beating away with no issues! :)

1519983 tn?1401050028
by cabayer11, Apr 30, 2012
haven't found baby's hb yet, but still looking. gonna wait a couple more days before checking again.

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