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    At what point can you hear the heartbeat?

    I am really considering buying or renting a Babybeat, so that I can have that reassurance, but at what point would I be able to hear it? I don't want to buy one and jinx things, but it would be really cool to hear it. Just wondered because I know some of you have rented them...

    I've looked at cheaper monitors and they say you can't hear until the 3rd trimester...

    Is there a cheaper alternative? Where would I rent the babybeat?

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    I heard my DS's at around 13 weeks with the doppler I bought off of E-bay. I heard DD's at 9 weeks and this new baby around 9 weeks also.

    It is sometimes very difficult to pick up the HB early on. My OB didn't even check for one at my 10 week appt. I think they wait until 12 weeks to do it. There have been a few times this pg when I couldn't find the HB for a day or so. Once I do, I tend to put the doppler away for a while so I don't panic myself again. On the plus side, it is really cool to be able to listen when you want to!

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    We heard ours at 11w. My OB was quite reluctant; he said it might be too early.

    Good luck!
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    I heard mine on the babybeat at 8w3d, early I know. I have been able to hear it every day since. It is kind of cool how it gets louder and easier to find as you get further along. With my last one I dont think I heard it until later. I always seem to find my bean way over to the right, not midline like I was thinking I should.

    They are very nice to have,
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    I received mine at 9w5d and have been able to hear the HB daily. Mine is $25 per month and got if from Belly Beats http://www.bellybeats.com/

    For me, lying on a firm couch or the floor is the easiest way to detect it and this early on, you really need to put the doppler low, like at the hairline.
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