When the heart starts to beat the fetus and when you can listen to it
When does the fetal heart begin to beat? Perhaps, it is interesting for almost all future mothers and those who are just planning a pregnancy. And not only because at this moment the woman begins to really feel life inside herself, but also in order not to worry, having received the results of the first ultrasound.
Most doctors agree that the heart of the fetus starts to beat on the 21-25th day after the beginning of the development of the embryo, that is, in 3-4 weeks. To think, at such a small time, this is already a little man. But, unfortunately, modern equipment is not sensitive enough so that it is possible at such a time to be convinced of the presence of a heartbeat. Therefore, not too experienced women can get excited if the doctor says that they did not manage to listen to the heart rate. Worry early - it's very rare to make up to 6-7 weeks.
If at this time or later the palpitation was not detected, and the fetal egg does not increase in size, as a rule, it is a question of an undeveloped or frozen pregnancy. Not everyone can safely survive their loss, especially for those pregnant women who have already experienced something similar, and the reasons for what happened were not revealed. That's why when the fetal heart starts to beat and you can hear it with the help of ultrasound, such moms immediately write to the study to make sure that everything is in order.
So, when it became clear that everything is going well, you can calm down. Doctors will return to measuring the fetal heart rate at least 3 times more - during planned ultrasound. This is a very important and important indicator, which, as a rule, is included in the results of the study and in the map. Heartbeat in the fetus, its frequency are important indicators that allow eliminating various diseases and abnormalities. In the end, it is for him to determine whether everything is in order with the baby, if the mother somehow feels strange or has long been unaware of the perturbations. Unfortunately,intrauterine death sometimes occurs at a rather late period, no one is immune from this, so it is best to be vigilant.
Of course, now, when in a paid clinic the future mother can do ultrasound at least every day, such a problem has lost some of its relevance - pregnant women can use special appliances for home use or a conventional stethoscope in case of anxiety. In the early stages, when the fetal heart begins to beat, but this sound is still too quiet, it can not be caught with a stethoscope exactly, but a special device, if it has sufficient sensitivity, can help in this. In some maternity homes, for this purpose, special hearing tubes are used for this purpose, which are attached to the stomachs of pregnant women in later periods.
When the heart starts to beat the fetus, it is almost already formed a little man, it remains only to develop a little, and then grow up. Even before the moment of the pulsation, future mothers already love their baby, they are guessing whether it's a girl or a boy, and some people even choose a name. And how great will be their happiness, when they first hear how the hearts of their children are beating.