You can hear your baby‘s heartbeat a few weeks after you conceive. Hearing your baby‘s heartbeat for the first time is a wonderfully memorable and life–changing experience for any parent. Hearing a baby‘s heartbeat for the first time in the womb is nothing less than the first “Hello” between a parent and the unborn child.
This first heartbeat of the unborn baby tells many things about the baby. When is the baby‘s first heartbeat heard in the womb and if there is no heartbeat by this time, when can we hear the heartbeat again? You will know all this information in this article.
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When is baby heartbeat heard first time in womb
Pregnancy is calculated by month or week – how many months or how many weeks your pregnancy has been. Baby‘s heartbeat in womb usually can be heard anytime between 5.5 to 6 weeks of pregnancy. During this time if you get your ultrasound done, you can clearly hear your baby‘s heartbeat. If you cannot hear your baby‘s heartbeat during this time, you can listen to this heartbeat with the help of Doppler at your next visit.
When is next ultrasound done to detect baby’s heartbeat in womb
But if you‘re going to the doctor after a few weeks, you‘ll likely have an sonography between the eighth and ninth week, called a Dating and Viability Scan, during which you can easily hear heartbeat of the baby in womb. This heartbeat is between 120 and 180 bpm (bpm – beats per minute) which is twice as fast as normal.
But what happens when women miss this scan too, when will you hear your baby‘s heartbeat? After this next ultrasound, called Nuchal Translucency (NT), where you can clearly hear your baby‘s heartbeat. This nuchal translucency (NT scan) is very important.
What if baby’s heartbeat fails to come
If even by this time the baby‘s heartbeat is not heard in the womb, then it is a serious matter and in such a situation, the doctor may advise you to have an abortion. And it is also possible that your doctor may suggest this even before the NT scan.
So you can hear your baby‘s first heartbeat at about six weeks of the pregnancy. Hope this article is useful for you. Don‘t forget to share this article. Thank you