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Heartbeat Heard In Uterus- Dr. Sd Not Pregnant?!?!

Last week I went to the ER to confirm pregnancy. 2 hpt negative prior was hoping for a blood test or ultrasound. negative blood test (quan.) LMP 2/16/07. laundry list of symptoms including: MOVEMENT felt in uterus. (just lst yr. preggo w\ my daughter) flutters, graduating to stronger movements. had 2 neg hpt with daughter yet found out preg. the whole time, ltr went ultrasound confirmed her age. I know my body and this seems like a repeat of last yr. which ended 41 weeks ltr with baby girl. Can doppler pick up mom's heartbeat in uterus w\o placenta or baby present? (btw, I do have baby fat on lwr abs from lst yr. which makes picking up heartbeat more difficult.) Nevertheless, we heard a nice, strong heartbeat 2 times by ER doc and Nurse\Midwife. What's up??
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replied November 19th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Your doctor can hear the baby heart beat with stetho or Doppler after 18-20 weeks and can see by sonogram only after 8 weeks.So,there is no point to perceive baby heartbeat by mother herself and if the pregnancy testings are negative repetitively,you are simply non-pregnant.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counseling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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