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11/09/2013 at 12:01
Hey all, used our Doppler last night for first time first of all over to the right hand side I heard a slow pumping sound which I thought was the heartbeat but as I moved it over to the centre I 100% landed straight on baby and heard this fast strong beat
Any ideas what the first noise is that i heard? Could it be blood flow pumping???
11/09/2013 at 12:06
The placenta probably.
11/09/2013 at 12:20
Or your own heartbeat in the distance?
11/09/2013 at 12:24
Probably the placenta
11/09/2013 at 12:29
when the midwife used a dopple on me the other week, she pointed out the heart beat then another sound wich was a little bit different ans she said it was the umbilical cord!
11/09/2013 at 14:20
At my 16 week scan my midwife pointed out the beat of the umbilical cord which sounds slightly different to th baby's heartbeat. It was most likely that.
09/11/2016 at 20:21
If you can hear the placenta/umbilical cord is that a good sign? I am 8+6 weeks and haven't heard heartbeat yet and my first scan isnt till nearly 12 weeks. Had a prior MMC im May and just worrying and would like some reassurance.
09/11/2016 at 21:46
Hi I've used a doppler many times with my babies:) Heart beats aren't normally detected until 16 weeks with a doppler but I found my ones just before then:)
The placenta is a whooshing sound
Your heart beat would be say around 70-80 bpm depending on what you are up to!
My babies heart beat was at 120-160bpm
I had the same doppler that the Health visitors use called a high bebe doppler.
The heart beat came up on the screen so tell if it was mine or babies! It was very low down around bikini line early on then moved up slightly as weeks went by!
Dont be disheartened if you can't hear it yet if you are still early on though:)
I had a doppler as I've suffered many miscarriages I have 3 healthy babies too😊 My doppler gave me massive peace of mind! I loved the sound and recorded the heartbeat onto my phone too ❤️
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