Question by  knowitall (29)

When does the heart start beating in a baby?

I just found out I am pregnant and want to know if the babies heart is beating yet or not.


Answer by  mama86 (245)

When your around 5-6 week pregnant an ultrasound will be able to pick up the beating heart of the fetus.


Answer by  Meagan87 (197)

The baby's heart starts beating a little past the 20 day mark, or around 5 weeks. They are usually able to detect the baby's heartbeat by your second prenatal appointment.


Answer by  Annie82 (373)

The heart beat normally begins at four weeks but can't be heard with a stethoscope until eight weeks, according to Mayo Clinic online. Vaginal ultrasound can pick up the heart beat at about five-six weeks.


Answer by  Nancy (578)

Amazingly enough, a fetus heart forms within the first month of pregnancy, so it beats as soon as it is formed, but cannot be heard by stethescope until 9 weeks.


Answer by  sdnco (264)

At the earliest, a baby's heart beat can be heard at 9 weeks, 14 weeks at the latest. Any time during that time frame is normal. Your doctor will check for a heart beat at every visit with a doppler. A baby's heart beats much faster than a grown ups does.


Answer by  huggskisses (24)

The babies heart starts beating at about 5 weeks after gestation. You wont be able to hear it with the doppler until about 10 weeks. But if you go in for an ultrasound before the 10th week you should be able to see a little flicker in the fetus which is the heart beating.


Answer by  roxiey (191)

i think it is well the earlyest is like 9 or 10 weeks of pregnacy thats the earlyest but other then that i beleave it normally can be heared by the 12 week of your pregnancy


Answer by  scariapj (346)

In usual cases the heart beating of a baby starts in between the fivth or sixth weeks of it's growth.


Answer by  MelindaS (1694)

Generally speaking, by the time you know you are pregnant (5-6 weeks), your baby's heart is beating. The heartbeat can be seen on internal ultrasound.

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