How far along in pregnancy do you have to be to hear the baby's heart beat?

11-12 weeks. With the aid of an ultrasound machine, the heartbeat can be heard as soon as it is detected. With a hand held doppler it can be between 11-12 weeks, a little sooner for very thin women, a little later for obese women.

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I am twelve weeks pregnant but not having any pregnancy symptoms though I have heard my babies heart beat at eight weeks should I still need to worry?

Normal. each person's pregnancy symptoms are unique. It sounds like things are normal. you should be able to hear the heartbeat with the Doppler handheld at your next prenatal visit to reassure you. Read more...
Lucky. Given the number of women who develop severe pregnancy symptoms in the first trimester I would think you should be thankful. You are in the lucky group. You don't need to fall asleep at night worrying about why. It doesn't mean anything bad. Eventually you will face some significant challenges. Get some good sleep while you can & prepare for more to come. Read more...

Which week of pregnansy should be so doctor can hear heart beat? I went for usg at week five, doctor sait can't hear jet

Can see @ 6-7 wk. Usually, the heartbeat can be seen by transvaginal ultrasound between 6-7 wks from beginning of lmp, but may not be able to hear it with an external hr monitor until 12 wks from lmp. This is highly dependent upon body habitus. Read more...
Sonogram? In almost all cases you should get a heart-beat with ultrasound/doppler early in the 6th week. The 5th week, most of the time, is too early for a clear doppler. Read more...

At how many weeks can I hear my babies heartbeat. I had a transvaginal scan 5w5d and they didn't hear heart beat. I am now 6w from conception.

Embryo heartbeat. It is close to 12 weeks that you can hear a baby's heartbeat with a doppler. An ultrasound can detect it a little sooner. Doesnt mean anything is wrong, the baby just needs to grow a bit. :) Read more...