DOES THE MIDWIFE LISTEN FOR HEARTBEAT ON BOOKING IN APPOINTM

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CLAIRE80
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Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:34 pm 
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Hello There

I am 8 weeks pregnant, I have my booking in appointment on Wednesday next week when i will be 9 weeks so its probs going to be at least 12/13 weeks before I get my scan.

I was wondering if the midwife would listen for a heartbeat when I see her or would it be too early.

I am panicking after reading so many stories on here about missed miscarriages, I have been getting slight period like cramping on and off since I conceived really, my stomach is not at all hard and I did have nausea last week but now its died off, also my boobs are not as painful as they were just a bit tingly.
I have had no bleeding but it seems like forever to wait until my scan as its going to be at least a month.

Has anyone got any advice

Bye for Now

Claire x
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Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:51 pm 
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Hi Claire, I didnt hear the heartbeat until i was 29 weeks at the midwife appointment. But, they will be able to see it at the 12 week scan. I dont think they can hear a heartbeat at such an early stage

Try not to worry, we've all been there, and i became obsessed that it was going to happen to me. I also analysed every symptom I had, trying to work out if I was going to be ok! All i can say is, try and be patient and wait for your scan, once you've had that and seen your little one on the screen, you will feel so much better x
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Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:15 pm 
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hiya, the booking in appointment is jst to give u all ur notes ang to get all ur details u may have blood tests and blood pressure takin they wnt do heartbeat of baby tho im affraid they dnt do owt t do wv it all untill ur 12 week scan, an dnt worry itl go quick i thort itd b ages wen i wa 8 wks bt it aint lol neways good luck x
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Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:31 pm 
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I didnt hear the baby heartbeat until 24 wk into pregnancy!!
I dnt think they do them too early so i wouldnt worry

hope everything else is goin wel!!

xxx

Jackie
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