How early did you all see a heartbeat?

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How early did you all see a heartbeat?

Post by MedStudentMom2B » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:54 am

Hello everyone,

I have an appointment with my RE next week on Thursday. This will put me at the 6w,1day mark. Do you think this is too early to see a HB? Should I reschedule?

Thanks so much!
Me: 28 DH: 37
IVF/ICSI#1: BFP!! 10dp5dt:168 15dp5dt:1134
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Post by jennywit » Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:45 am

You will read that some girls saw the heartbeat at this time, and some did not. I did not see the heartbeat at 6 weeks, but then I did at 6 weeks 5 days. If you want to keep the appt. just be prepared-I was HEARTBROKEN and so sure something was wrong when I didn't see it at 6 weeks-but my little 10 week old boy will prove that nothing was wrong, just some show sooner than others!!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!!! :D
DS#1-Stephen-born 8/05- (natural)then TTC 2 1/2 yrs- IVF#1w/ICSI-07/08-BFP! DS#2-Matthew- born 04/03/09!

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Post by Ghost » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:23 am

Heartbeats usually start showing up at about 6 weeks.

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Post by CT_Michele » Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:00 am

you could see it that early, but I didn;t see mine until second u/s at about 7.5 weeks
Me- 28 DH- 33 Male Factor
1st IVF- 12/07- BFP! Ella Michele was born 8/26/8
2nd IVF- 04/09 - BFN
1st FET- 09/09 - Chemical
3rd IVF - 04/11 - Embies didn't make it to ET
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Post by lynniecat » Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:16 am

Did not see it at 5.6 or 6.1, but did at 6.3.


I would seriously reschedule for 3 or 4 days later. Not seeing it, even though they said I might not drove me CRAZY!
Me: 44 severely reduced reserve
DH: 44 perfect
IVF 1: Feb 08 -BFP twins (lost one at 7 weeks, one at 13 weeks) :-(
IVF 2: June 08 -BFN :-(
IVF 3: September 08 -BFN :-(
IVF 4: November 08 - Katherine Emma born 8/9/2009 :D

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Post by Neffi211 » Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:17 am

saw mine at 6 weeks
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Post by jen8675309 » Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:14 pm

I saw both of my girls heartbeats (that's when I found out it was twins!) at 5w6d. Good luck and let us know how it goes!
Me ~ 35; DH ~ 39
1st IVF with ICSI ~ March 08 ~ BFP!!
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Post by Ghost » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:44 pm

The earliest I ever saw a heartbeat was 6:00 AM. Had not even had coffee yet.

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Post by MedStudentMom2B » Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:12 pm

Ghost wrote:The earliest I ever saw a heartbeat was 6:00 AM. Had not even had coffee yet.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I'll call them on Monday and see if I can reschedule.

Thanks guys!.
Me: 28 DH: 37
IVF/ICSI#1: BFP!! 10dp5dt:168 15dp5dt:1134
B/G TWINS!
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Post by lynniecat » Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:02 pm

I agree, why drive yourself nuts. I seriously obsessed and did nothing else. If I wind up in this situation again, I would not test till 6.5 or later just to makes SURE that I would see the heartbeat.

Very funny ghost..
Me: 44 severely reduced reserve
DH: 44 perfect
IVF 1: Feb 08 -BFP twins (lost one at 7 weeks, one at 13 weeks) :-(
IVF 2: June 08 -BFN :-(
IVF 3: September 08 -BFN :-(
IVF 4: November 08 - Katherine Emma born 8/9/2009 :D

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Post by Rosario » Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:07 pm

Where I attend clinic does not perform u/s until 7wks. They say because they want to make sure they hear the h/b...
IVF #1: Oct '08- BFN
IVF #2: Feb '09- BFP (Chem)
IVF #3: May '09- BFP
(Triplets lost at 21.5 weeks- Preterm Labor)
BFP: Natural Pregnancy March '10
Little Frank Manuel arrived 11.20.10
June '11 natural BFP sadly ending in miscarriage :(

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Post by MedStudentMom2B » Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:03 pm

Hi everyone,

Just an update... I rescheduled my first pregnancy U/S for the 30th which will put me at 8wk. Although I wanted to see them next week, they just didnt have any openings. This is probably ok, but does anyone see any disadvantages to getting my first U/S so late? Most people on here have them at 5, 6, 7 wks.

Thanks so much!
Me: 28 DH: 37
IVF/ICSI#1: BFP!! 10dp5dt:168 15dp5dt:1134
B/G TWINS!
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Post by acornmom » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:15 pm

medmom,
I just wanted to let you know, I am 6wks 2days and had the u/s today that showed baby A 5.5mm with a hb of 111 and baby b 5.7mm with hb of 120.
We saw AND heard both heart beats! Awesome feeling!
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Post by rsdrisco » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:17 pm

No disadvantage other than you have to wait until 8 weeks along! Most "regular" pregnancies only get one ultrasound and that's between 16-22 weeks. As long as you have no troubling symptoms (odd beta #s, pain, etc.), there really is no disadvantage.

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Post by Ghost » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:25 pm

MedStudentMom2B wrote:Hi everyone,

Just an update... I rescheduled my first pregnancy U/S for the 30th which will put me at 8wk. Although I wanted to see them next week, they just didnt have any openings. This is probably ok, but does anyone see any disadvantages to getting my first U/S so late? Most people on here have them at 5, 6, 7 wks.

Thanks so much!
It's a safety thing. We like to get early ultrasounds in order to identify the implantation site. Ectopic pregnancies are somewhat more common in IVF cycles than in natural cycles, so we like to get a good look at the uterus and the tubes at 5 weeks or so.

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