Heart beat :)

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Heart beat :)
Wed, 10-10-2012 - 10:18pm
I had my first official "OB visit" at 11 weeks today, after having had ultrasounds at weeks 6 and 9. She was willing to try the Doppler, and I was nervous because just four days ago, I couldn't hear a fetal heartbeat with my new home doppler even after trying for ten minutes two different times. Thankfully, within ten seconds of laying her Doppler on my belly today, we could hear the fast gallop of a horse. 176 beats per minute!


Due May 1, 2013 by ultrasound (April 27, 2013 by LMP)

Married DH 12/27/99

Mom to DD 9, DD 6, DS 3

PCOS; 4 miscarriages

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Registered: 03-28-2010
Wed, 10-10-2012 - 11:31pm

oh yay!! congrats!!

My doctor told me not to get a doppler, because it may make me more anxious, if I can't hear a hb......she told me, they are specially trained to use it & have to take classes.

So glad all is going well! I still have 3 more weeks, before my 1st u/s & I'm nervous!!  My last 2 pregnancy u/s's there was no hb at week 8....hoping for a miracle this time.  :heart:

Kiki (hit my magic age of 45 and no longer TTC),but mom to a beautiful teen DD & 2 angels in heaven & married to my best friend

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Registered: 01-22-2010
Thu, 10-11-2012 - 2:00am

That's so great, what a milestone to reach!


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Thu, 10-11-2012 - 7:20am
Yey for heartbeat!!! That's a nice high one mine was around 170 at 11 weeks too now it floats more at 150... Old wives tale states girl, Haha. I have a home doppler too mine is a life saver, whenever I'm feeling scared or just want to hear the soothing sound :smileyhappy:. I couldn't catch it early with it though, just had to remind myself I don't know what I'm doing lol.
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Thu, 10-11-2012 - 3:12pm
Congrats!! Great news!!

Mom to DS, July 2009
Expecting our little girl after three m/c - EDD 11/29/12

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Fri, 10-12-2012 - 8:46am
Yay!!! So happy for you :-)
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Sat, 10-13-2012 - 12:27am
Great news!
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Mon, 10-15-2012 - 9:19am
Yay!!! So happy for you!!! There's nothing like hearing that beautiful sound

Jenn (28) & DH Zach (28)
Married 9/24/2005