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    Default Heartbeat or something else?

    I've just been to my doc for a check up.
    All good and then she checked for baby's heartbeat with the doppler.
    It took a while. Nerve wracking!
    Then she said she heard what was a kicking whoosh, and then there was a definite beat , quicker than mine but faint and I didn't really think it was as fast as it was when I went for a check ten days ago.
    I'm not convinced.
    Could that be anything else other than baby's heartbeat?
    I read somewhere that the placenta can have a beat or sound of it's own?
    Is that right?
    I was hoping for some reassurance today but didn't come out of that skipping now to be honest.
    I wish I could feel movements already.

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    You can hear sounds through the placenta or the umbilical cord as well as the proper heartbeat. A fetal heartbeat sounds a bit like a galloping horse, so it's fairly distinctive. A whooshing sound is likely either cord or placenta, depending on where the placenta is. How far along are you?

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    That's likely it, I have a doppler at home and sometimes it's really faint still and it used to worry me, then other times its so loud. I also normally find it right beside the 'woosh' of the placenta.
    The movements will appease you, how far along are you?

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    Sounds like bubs HB - what did your doc say? Did they tell you how many BPM or anything? I'm sure if there were any concerns and they couldn't find a HB they would have said something. The placenta sounds like a rhythmic swooshing heartbeat - much louder than bubs HB.

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    I'm just gone 15 weeks now.

    She didn't say how many bpm.

    Maybe it was just a dodgy Doppler, or baby was in a bad position.

    See I've been having these night sweats and chills so I went for a check this day last week and the midwife got a strong, fas, clear heartbeat immediately
    Today's check up didn't sound a bit like it.
    I just can't help worrying.

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    It's a bit early to know if your placenta is anterior, the 18/20 wk scan will show this, but it sounds like it is.
    it sounds like the midwife found the cord flow.
    try not to worry. At 17 weeks I went for a check and the midwife could not find my baby's heartbeat at all because of my anterior placenta. Then the same thing happened with my next baby at 20 weeks even, the dr pulled out her portable ultrasound machine to check on him.

    I have my own Doppler, sounds every bit as good as the midwives one, and I've even had a hard time finding the heartbeat from 25 wks on. I'm 37 weeks and was having a hard time finding my baby the other day! The way they can hide in there is amazing.

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    That's reassuring, Bluebirdgirl.
    Thanks

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