Fetal Heartbeat?

Patient

Q: I just found out I'm pregnant yesterday. According to my LMP I am 4 weeks pregnant although my periods have been a little irregular since I went off birth control. Out of curiosity, I tried using a fetal heart monitor. And I heard what sounds like a heartbeat. My husband said because its too early to hear the heartbeat (with our first we heard it at the doctor's at 12 weeks) he said it was my heartbeat I was hearing. Is it possible that it was my heartbeat we were hearing, or is it possible that it could be the baby if i was a few weeks farther than I determined using LMP? Thanks for all your help :)

Doctor

A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: Is it possible for me to be pregnant? Are these signs? Is it too early to tell? I had unprotected sex on 12/16/16, an...

Q: I had my period from 12- 18 and realised drops of blood from 18-25.had sex on 5-10 but he produced outside .i feel bl...

Q: Hello, I took the morning after pill (19th November) whilst I was at the end of my first period and within two weeks ...

Q: Hi I had unprotected sex on my ovulation day or at least around that time. But I still had my period thirteen days a...

Q: On the poor advice from someone at Planned Parenthood (who I think was a volunteer and not a professional), about a w...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews