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Missed miscarriage i am supposed to be 19 weeks pregnant as of saturday my last period was november 19th i had an ultra sound at 7 weeks and 2 days everything was fine and measuring correctly at 17 weeks they listened to my baby's heart beat with the dopp

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
I : I am sorry that you are going through this stressful experience. Fetal heart beat can usually be heard at 9 weeks in thinner women, and later in heavier women with a doppler (fetal heart monitor), however it can be seen much earlier, up to 6 weeks or sometimes even before, with an ultrasound. An ultrasound is much more accurate at both looking at the baby and measuring the heart rate than just the doppler.

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