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A 20-year-old female asked:

if i will be 8 weeks on my first prenatal appointment will they check forbthe fetal heart beat?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
US: At about 5 or 6 weeks ultrasound with a vaginal probe can show a baby’s heart beating. With abdominal ultrasound it may be around the 7th week (or 8th week). It will take longer before it can be heard by doppler.

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