Usually around the 12th week of pregnancy, you will have an appointment with the obstetrician or midwife for antenatal care. And listen to the heart sounds of the fetus. To listen to the heart sounds of the fetus can be done by using doppler York (Doppler), an ultrasound can help detect heart of infants between the ages who have less than you can listen to it through headphones. (Stethoscope) This tool uses ultrasound waves as the ultrasound machine which we are familiar. But no pictures showed otherwise.
Of course, sometimes the doctor was not able to hear the baby's heart, it sounds scary, but you do not have to panic. Because there are many possible reasons why you can not hear the baby's heart be also.
1. Pregnancy fault tolerance
If you are unsure on the first day of the last menstrual period or the due date of your birth date, the non-ultrasound. Due date of birth may be slower than previously scheduled today and gestational age of less than 12 weeks, making it difficult to hear the baby's heart and that is why the top. You might not hear the fetal heart. Especially if you're pregnant the first time.
2. The position of the uterus
If you have had a hysterectomy may make face down, it causes the sound of the fetal heart can be difficult. It might be because usually the obstetrician or midwife will use a Doppler examination was put to the normal position of the uterus. While your case is different from the normal position of the uterus. It's not just a problem you have to worry about the only difference.
3. The position of the fetus
In this age of the pregnancy, the baby is very small. A doppler signal was then required to provide the perfect fit to hear the baby's heart. Which in many times requires patience and luck to the directional doppler machine-to-face for the baby.
4. Shape of Your Body
If you are overweight The Doppler machine for the baby, it will be more difficult as well. However, this problem can be solved By using ultrasound through the vagina. (Transvaginal ultrasound) If you own or obstetricians are concerned about the fetus.
Perhaps the reason you do not hear the fetal heart, it is because you may be in the range of abortion, it is not. Even if you have no other symptoms. This also implies that abortion is an abortion may hold (missed miscarriage), abortion, you are no signs of abortion or the wind (blighted ovum) patients with symptoms of pregnancy but not the baby from the beginning. If you come by appointment and can not detect a fetal heart sounds. You may want to check back again in the next several weeks. Or antenatal appointment to the next, depending on the age of your child. The appointment may be ultrasound to check fetal depend on the judgment of the obstetrician or midwife.
If this happens, do not rush to panic. This event is an event that is to be found again. And explain why I was shocked to worry does not help anything better. Turn will make you feel worse, try consulting aware of this concern with your doctor to get advice and decided to go.