When can the GP check for a heartbeat?

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Mum-2-be Posts: 108
Hi there, just wondering at what stage u can hear the heartbeat? My scan isn't until 16 weeks so would like to be checked beforehand!
Idina Posts: 1289
The doc first got a heartbeat wiht my baby in week 18 but at that stage it can still be too faint to hear in some people-however in some people it can be heard way earlier-as far as I know most won't try until after 16 weeks.
Mum-2-be Posts: 108
Ooh ok, i'm thinking a bit far ahead so! Thanks for reply :thnk
notlongtogo Posts: 5040
My doc tried at 12 and 13 weeks but couldnt pick it up. I heard it at my first scan at 14 weeks.
The Wife Posts: 252
My GP said I should be able to hear it at my next appointment which is the 12-13 week mark.
little mrs sunshine Posts: 5523
GP checked at 16 weeks and heard it on doppler