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August 20th, 2009, 10:30 PM
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Not much was done though. I have low blood pressure, which she said is actually good for pregnancy and then she tried listening for Sweet Pea's heartbeat with the doppler but couldn't hear anything - she said it's too early (I'm 10 weeks tomorrow). I'm trying not to worry because last pregnancy with Katrina they couldn't even hear her hb at 13.5 weeks because I have a tilted uterus.

Who else wasn't able to hear their baby's heartbeat at around 10 weeks? Please tell me this is normal and the Dr. just didn't want to scare me or anything.

I have my 12w5d u/s on Sept. 9...still 3 weeks. Oi, I'm getting so stressed with all this waiting to see baby again!

I guess the thing that worries me is that I've heard when you give birth, your tilted uterus usually goes back to normal. I have no idea if my uterus went back to normal after I gave birth to Katrina though. So I actually don't even know if I still have a tilted uterus or not?

I'm just praying it's too early for it to have been heard.
ETA: I have gained 4 pounds in the last month though!

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August 20th, 2009, 11:06 PM
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I was told I had a tilted uterus when I was pregnant with Roald. Don't know if it's still tilted or not. I was told it doesn't matter or really affect anything by my doctors...

Last pregnancy it took them until 16 weeks to hear heartbeat with doppler. This pregnancy however they got it when I was 12 weeks 1 day...the doctor told me he knew what he was doing and maybe during my last pregnancy someone wasn't good at it lol. Plus I'm fat. So they should be able to get it in a couple weeks hopefully.

And yes, low blood pressure is good during pregnancy. High blood pressure is what is bad during pregnancy.
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August 21st, 2009, 08:13 AM
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My uterus is completely normal and they still couldn't find Ethan's heartbeat until 13 weeks or so. We actually heard it at home before hearing it at the doctor's office because we bought a doppler for home use (it cost about $80). You can use it three times a week for 7 minutes a time, and those 21 minutes were the highlight of my week. Babies actually dislike dopplers, we used to have to chase Ethan around my belly to get a good listen, so maybe Sweet Pea is hiding? My nurse said that they REALLY do not like dopplers!

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August 21st, 2009, 09:18 AM
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It took until about 14 weeks to be able to hear Madylyn's heartbeat on doppler. It was the worst wait of my life. I bought one for home and my perinatologist said I can't use it more then every 3 days for 30 seconds a time. I use it here and there but not as much now that I feel her moving. It is nice to have though. I wouldn't worry about not hearing it yet. It is pretty normal.
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August 21st, 2009, 09:51 AM
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My old doctor (the one I had up until the end of my last pregnancy) wouldn't even try with a doppler until at LEAST 12 weeks, but preferred to wait until 14. They did a routine u/s between 8-10 weeks to check for a heartbeat, instead of using a doppler.

So you should be okay! With Erin he tried with a doppler at 12 weeks and couldn't find her heartbeat and had to take me in to the u/s room because I fell apart right then. She was obviously fine.

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August 21st, 2009, 10:27 AM
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I didn't think they could hear it before 12 weeks. My docs never tried until after 12 weeks but I did have an u/s instead more for dating since I am so irregular.
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August 21st, 2009, 04:46 PM
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I have a tilted uterus and they couldn't hear the HB on doppler unti about 14 weeks with the last 3 pregnancies. I don't know why they would even try at 10 weeks.

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August 22nd, 2009, 11:37 PM
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wow...I guess we were really blessed with malachi and were able to hear his heart beat at 10 weeks. The midwife said I had a tilted uterus as well. I am sure everything is fine.

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