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A 20-year-old female asked:

I'm 7 weeks pregnant my first ultra sound is this monday can i possibly hear the babies heart beat? and if not when's the soonest i can hear it??

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Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Heartbeat: The baby's heart starts beating at the 6 week point, and it may be visible on ultrasound somewhere between 6-8 weeks. It can be heard on doppler somewhere between 10-12 weeks.

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