Hey Ladies:)

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Thu, 08-30-2012 - 12:38pm

So quick question I have been meaning to post:smileyhappy: MY SIL was so rude and I can not believe she even asked this questions as I was not even THINKING THIS ...But! she said the 95 BPM is a SLOW heartbeat at 6 weeks 1 day? I felt like saying FU but didnt my MIL was there and gave her the look of death! How does someone say that to someone who has had so many losses!! GRRR anywho does that seem like a good heart rate? I go in for another ultra sound next tuesday!

 

~Jess

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Thu, 08-30-2012 - 1:05pm
First off, I would have given my SIL more than just a stink eye, especially given your history!!!

When I had DS at 6w1d his heart rate was 101 bpm, and with this one at 6w0d it was exactly 100 bpm. When you're this early they are just starting to beat so it's still very slow, they are looking for anything over 90.

For reference, with my 3rd m/c I had a scan at 6w2d and it was only 78 bpm (gone two weeks later).

So, in my opinion, you are totally fine!! 95 is a great starting heartbeat! Please kick your SIL in the shin for me :smileyhappy: Can't wait to hear about your next appt!!

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

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Thu, 08-30-2012 - 1:42pm

Thanks! I just thought seriously! WOW! why would someone say this? I really wasent thinking anything like that tell now! and I have to wait tell next tuesday :smileysad: GRR

~Jess

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Thu, 08-30-2012 - 3:26pm
I think the fact that you even saw a heartbeat this early was great! My doc wanted me to wait until 7 weeks before I went in because he didn't want me to be disappointed if I didn't see the heartbeat before then. Congrats! And I agree with the pp, kick your sil in the shin!
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Thu, 08-30-2012 - 6:03pm

Hey!  Glad to hear you are doing well.  I just wanted to let you know what my doctor had told me about heartbeats.  Bare with me, this has a happy ending.  When I went in this past pg for an u/s it was at 6w5d.  The heartbeat was 104.  I thought it was slow which is why they gave me another u/s a week later.  After I found out I lost my baby girl at 8w, the doctor I saw after told me that for 6w5d, 104bpm is considered slow.  However at the end of 5w, beginning of 6 weeks when the heart first starts beating, a lower heartbeat (say 95 or 104) would be perfect.  I would say that it a great hb for 6w1d.  If what your SIL said is still bothering you, I would ask for another u/s in a week.  Doesn't hurt right?  And you would get another pic of your beautiful baby!  Wishing you all the best!

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Thu, 08-30-2012 - 8:23pm

Thanks ladies:smileyhappy: !! I appreciate all the feed back!! I do have another ultra sound next Tuesday at 1:30 !! Praying that everything is still in working order:smileyhappy:

~Jess

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Thu, 08-30-2012 - 10:38pm

I can't believe your SIL was so rude. My doctor wouldn't even consider doing an ultrasound before 7 weeks for this very reason. It causes so much stress if you don't see that strong heartbeat. Your ultrasounds were way early so that number sounds perfectly fine to me. Good luck!

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