If you literally mean can you listen to your own heartbeat then maybe not. But, if you mean can a person's heartbeat be heard without an instrument, then the answer is yes. In the early days doctors rested their ear against the patient's chest to hear the heartbeat. A doctor in those puritanical times, realizing ladies did not like him to press his ear to their bosoms, rolled up a tube of paper, pressed it to their bosom and put his ear to the other end. This was the origin of the stethoscope.
Around 20 to 24 weeks, you should be able to hear the babys heart with a stethoscope! It might be faint at first but the further along the louder it will get. Just don't confuse your heart with the babys heart. the babys heart will be beating much faster than yours.AnswerIt is actually quite difficult to hear a fetal heart with a stethoscope. You may be able to hear it during the last trimester depending on the position of the fetus and the quality of the stethoscope. This is why they invented the fetoscope, an antiquated device that the physcian wore on his head, it had a bell shaped listening end which was on his forehead and he could push against the babies back. Connected to that were the two ear pieces for listening.It has been replaced by the Doppler ultasound which allows doctors to hear the fetal heart as early as 8-10 weeks. If you are hearing a rapid pulsating noise with the stethoscope it is probably the "placental souffle" which is the sound of the blood pulsating through the palcenta, and not the fetal heart. AnswerIf you are cared for by a midwife she may use a Pinard stethoscope which is like a little trumpet with the wide end against the mother and the narrow end against the ear. If the baby is in a good position and the mother is quite slim you CAN hear the heartbeat from about 16 weeks but most midwives don't bother until 20-24 and the latest thinking is that there is no point in listening at all unless there is some reason to do so e.g the baby is not moving much, or the mother has pre-eclampsia.
You can try, but at such an early stage it probably wouldn't pick up much- the 'baby' would be an embryo rather than a developed foetus, so the stethoscope wouldn't be sensitive enough to pick up anything like foetal heartbeat, etc. It's best to wait until later on in pregancy before using a conventional stethoscope- if you want information about 'what's going on in there' in early pregancy, a hospital ultrasound scan is better.
Normally a fetus heartbeat is not heard until 10-12 weeks with a doplar ultrasound device. With a stethoscope somewhere around the 17-18 weeks. 6 weeks is very early to be detecting a heartbeat! Good Luck!
Your babys heartbeat is heard very early on with a doppler, you don't have to have an ultrasound. My daughters was heard at 8 weeks, so probably yours would be audible too.
after 6 months
well, i seen the flicker on a monitor, which is the baby's heartbeat..and I'm seven weeks.
No, with a Doppler stethoscope it can be heard at approx. 8-10 weeks in a thin woman.An ultrasound machine can see the fetal heart at 6-8 weeks depending on the qualiity of the machine. The fetal heart is way to small to feel early in the pregnancy, in fact, it cannot even be felt at full term.
When does a baby have a heartbeat? A baby's heartbeat can be detected by transvaginal ultrasound as early as 3 to 4 weeks after conception, or 5 to 6 weeks after the first day of the last menstrual period. This early embryonic heartbeat is fast, often about 160-180 beats per minutes, twice as fast as us adults'!
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It might be too early to see the heartbeat or the other baby. so yes.
I saw AND HEARD mine at 6 wks and 6 days.
You can not feel the babies heartbeat during pregnancy. However the heart beat can be detected by fetal monitor as early as 8 weeks.
Yes because you may not be as far along as what you thought.
No, generally you will not be able to feel the baby's heartbeat in the uterus from the outside. You can buy feral heartbeat machines called a Doppler to hear the baby's heartbeat. Some can pick up as early as 7 weeks, although others can't pick up until later on in the pregnancy.
Usually between 16-20 weeks. Some can find out as early as 13 weeks. All depends on babys position and growth!
yes its from all the stress the babys building up and it pushes on that area
My babies must develop early or just grow fast. Because this is my fourth pregnancy and the third baby that you could see the heart beat at five and a half weeks. Crazy because with my first we couldn't see her until I was 12 weeks along. Of course the Ultra sound equipment is better than it was 6 years ago. Crazy kids.
NO they had ties.
The four main stages are:early diastoleatrial diastoleIsovolumetric contractionventricular ejection
The human fetal heart begins beating about 22-23 days after conception. (Though the heart is not yet fully formed, cardiac muscle contractions have begun.) That's called the 5th week of pregnancy, since it's 5 weeks after the last period. The fetus at this stage is between 2 and 3 mm in size. Sometimes it's possible to detect the heartbeat, with a Doppler instrument, almost this early, but usually the first such detection is later, around week 10, or at least by week 12. By week 21, the heart can be heard with a standard stethoscope.
Three weeks pregnant is a week before you miss a period so it is impossible to know it is twins. If you are three weeks after conception, (5 weeks pregnant)it is still early to see a heartbeat.
It's developed around week 6 but you can usually see it by ultrasound around week 8.