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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: 14 weeks pegnant

 jennifermbibb - Thu Sep 09, 2004 10:34 am

i went to the doctor today and they could not find the babys heart best is this right for 14 weeks so he ordered an ultra sound. i am very worried please let me know
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Thu Sep 09, 2004 10:47 am

User avatar Dear Jennifer,

The heart tones can be heard starting from the 10th week of pregnancy. Sometimes they are not easy to hear because of the continuously changing position of the baby especially at this early stage.

If the fetal heart sounds were heard by your doctor before and now they are not, may be there is something to worry about, but if this is the first time that your doctor tries to hear the fetus' heart sounds at this early stage and he couldn't, i would not be that much alarmed.

Getting an ultrasound is the standard of care to check the fetus for any problems.

Thank you very much for using our website and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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