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February 15th, 2012, 04:57 AM
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The chance of miscarriage is less than 1% if you have heard or seen a heart beat? Is that a true statistic? It just doesn't seem right to me, it seems very low compared to how many stories I have heard!
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February 15th, 2012, 05:20 AM
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My fertility doc said less than 5% once you have seen the heartbeat.
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February 15th, 2012, 05:21 AM
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I don't know the percentages, but I also heard chances on m/c drop once you hear the heartbeat.
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February 15th, 2012, 06:21 AM
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I have heard all the same things, once hearing a heartbeat, chances are low. I have also read certain ranges of what the heart rate should be, anywhere from like 120-150, I think....

With that said, when I heard the heartbeat, she said it was at 120, which right away knowing that was the lower of the range I wasn't crazy about it...Our next appt. it was found the heartbeat stopped two days after we heard the heartbeat.

I do apologize, my intention is not to freak anyone out, I am just sharing my story of being one of the few %'s that this happened to. I try to be logical about things, and I have said to myself "I knew that heart rate seemed low." HOWEVER, plenty of babies have started out with low rates and have grown to healthy babies.....

So, while the whole idea of conceiving, having a healthy pregnancy and baby isn't enough to worry about, there is no rhyme or reason to any situation at all! I am currently preparing for my second IVF try, via frozen transfer and am just trying to tell myself to stay positive, and don't try to over analyze anything, ya know?!

Sending you positive healthy pregnancy, and healthy baby vibes for a smooth 9 months!!!!!! ;o)
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February 15th, 2012, 06:33 AM
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I have been told and read 5% after hearing it with a doppler (as oppose to u/s which can see the heartbeat much earlier). I have also read that after 11 weeks the risk drops to 2%.

With that being said I have had two good friends lose babies at 13-14 weeks where they had heard good heartbeats 4 weeks earlier and went in for a normal check up and found the baby was gone.
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February 15th, 2012, 06:34 AM
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Don't know percentages but the previous pregnancy we heard and saw a heartbeat only to find out a few days later the baby had stopped growing. But it was an iffy pregnancy to start, I was bleeding, almost no morning sickness and almost no breast tenderness. So all the signs of a pregnancy was almost non-existent.

So not sure, maybe it is so if you are experiencing a healthy pregnancy. Either way I would go with what your doc is saying, if he or she feels all is well go with that.
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I have also heard that it is less than 5% if you hear it with the doppler.
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February 15th, 2012, 06:52 AM
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I have been told and read 5% after hearing it with a doppler (as oppose to u/s which can see the heartbeat much earlier). I have also read that after 11 weeks the risk drops to 2%.
Yeah I think I heard/read the same thing...because after like 11 weeks all the organs should have formed and started working.
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February 15th, 2012, 08:06 AM
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I have heard all the same things as well
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February 15th, 2012, 08:15 AM
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I've been concerned with the 125 heart rate we were told but the baby was measuring 6 weeks 4 days so heart rate is still increasing at that point right? We didnt hear it, only saw it - but just gotta be optimistic! Next appt they will let us hear it and that will be around 11 weeks.
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February 15th, 2012, 08:22 AM
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My doctor said once the heart starts beating your risk drops to 5%. I've been in that 5% before, so I know it happens, but it does give you some confidence
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February 15th, 2012, 08:38 AM
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I hope it's true. With my loss the baby had a good strong heartbeat at 11 weeks and then at the 16 week appointment it was gone. But I'm hoping that's an exception and doesn't happen as often. I'm still going to freak out all the way till the 16/18 week point this time.
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February 15th, 2012, 11:03 AM
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I've been concerned with the 125 heart rate we were told but the baby was measuring 6 weeks 4 days so heart rate is still increasing at that point right? We didnt hear it, only saw it - but just gotta be optimistic! Next appt they will let us hear it and that will be around 11 weeks.

When I went in for my ultrasound at 5 weeks 5 days, the baby's heart rate was measuring at at 113 bpm. We couldn't hear it either just saw it flickering away. The tech told me that that rate was absolutely normal and not to listen to what other folks said . I went in for my checkup last week and I heard a healthy 165 bpm. I am sure that your bean is just fine!

I was able to pick it up on my doppler at home close to 9 weeks. This is why I am so glad that I have a doppler. It is just so reassuring and gives me peace of mind
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February 15th, 2012, 08:20 PM
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I have read that is very early pregnancy (like 6 week ish mark) that the presence of a heartbeat is more important than the actual number, because it will increase from that point. Don't know how much truth there is to that, but I read it from a fairly reputable website (I think)....
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February 15th, 2012, 08:29 PM
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I've heard that it's 1% after 10 weeks. Before that it's still low once you've heard it/seen it, but not quite that low.
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