Dating Ultrasound

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Dating Ultrasound

When is the earliest that you can see the heartbeat in an ultrasound? I can't remember for the life of me but I think it's 6 weeks?
I'm pretty sure I'm further along than my tickers says but really don't want to get an ultrasound too early.

Danifo's picture
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It is around 6 weeks. If you go in during that time they give you a big lecture about how if your dates are off by a couple days, they might not see anything. In that case, you would have to have one a week later.

I went in at 6w4d for heavy bleeding and they did see a HB.

If you are looking for a dating u/s, I wouldn't go before 7 weeks on your ticker to avoid stress of not seeing a HB when everything is fine.

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I agree with the PP!

daria's picture
Joined: 07/22/03
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6 weeks is the magic number. I had one at 6w5d with DS and saw the HB.

natelukesmom's picture
Joined: 02/08/09
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With both my boys i had an u/s at 6 weeks and saw a heartbeat. But i agree, if you go too early youll worry for nothing, not worth it. Smile

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Joined: 12/30/06
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Yup, around 6 weeks! My doc does not do routine dating u/s though so I will be waiting for what seems like forever until my 20 week u/s! Smile

Joined: 07/04/11
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We will likely do the IPS testing so I'll have the 12 week ultrasound but I'd really like to know how far along I am right now. I'm not very good at waiting....lol