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When Are You Supposed to Hear the Baby's Heartbeat?

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QUESTION

Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
I am 40 years old with 3 children already. I had a miscarriage almost a year ago, and now I'm 8 weeks pregnant.

I went last week to my ob-gyn and had the vaginal and the regular ultrasound but the Dr. couldn't find a heartbeat. Is this normal? Dr said that maybe is too early.