Fetal Doppler

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Fetal Doppler

Does anyone plan on purchasing a fetal doppler to have at home or has anyone purchased one already? SIL told me she loved having one so I'm thinking about it! Where do you find them?

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I know I've seen one at Wal-Mart and Babies R Us. Probably most any place that you can get baby stuff. I am thinking about getting one because it would be good peace of mind but I haven't decided.

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I bought this one last time I was pregnant: http://www.hibebe.org/index.html I was able to pick up DD's hb from 12w5d. I still have it--haven't been able to pick up the hb yet (I'm about 11 weeks now). I thought this one worked well--I have no complaints about it.

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Why not borrow the one from SIL if you really feel you need one.

In my opinion though, things like dopplers and weighing scales etc only create anxiety.
If you listen to your body and have genuine (not imagined) concerns, then you go in to talk to your midwife or doctor.

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I got one last time I was pregnant and love it! I listened every night and it gave me peace of mind. Some people don't like them and that is ok but I liked mine. I rented it again this time. I got mine from www.storkradio.com it was very good.

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I got one with last pregnancy too and it is nice to have around. My son loves listening to baby. For some women though it does cause stress when they can't find the hb.

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Nope, don't have one. I would be one of those people that would stress myself out with it.

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"gardenbug" wrote:

Why not borrow the one from SIL if you really feel you need one.

SIL lives in another province so it's not an option!

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"gardenbug" wrote:

Why not borrow the one from SIL if you really feel you need one.

In my opinion though, things like dopplers and weighing scales etc only create anxiety.
If you listen to your body and have genuine (not imagined) concerns, then you go in to talk to your midwife or doctor.

Then you shouldn't use one Gardenbug Wink
They can also reassure mothers. I loved listening to my baby's little "thump thump thump" and very much look forward to listening again with this pregnancy!

I have my mom's fetoscope. Once baby reaches about 18 or 19 weeks I can listen with it. It's not a doppler so it doesn't require radiowaves to pick up the heartbeat. All it is is a special stethoscope to listen to the babies heart. I LOVED it!

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You're right! I won't use one myself... Wink (except if DD's midwife allows me to listen in at her office!)

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I just ordered one from eBay! I know a lot of people say it creates concern, etc.; but, DH doesn't get to hear the heart beat since he works away and doesn't attend appointment (he only gets to see the heart beat at the ultrasounds - he comes home for these). I figure, if anything, it's a way for DH to be able to listen to the baby when he is home! Smile

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It arrived this morning! I tried it as soon as I got it and found the baby's heart beat! I didn't realize, though, that the one I bought doesn't display the rate. I'm just curious if anyone has any information on any effects of fetal dopplers if they're used too much. I certainly don't plan on using it daily - just for occasional reassurance and so DH can hear it when he is home!

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a cheaper option and one that's good for worry warts like me is a feto scope. I bought one off ebay with DS2 and was able to hear his HB loud and clear from 22 weeks. DH even heard it without a problem, it's a bit of a learning curve, but good for mamas who are concerned about ultrasound effects on baby.

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http://chriskresser.com/natural-childbirth-iib-ultrasound-not-as-safe-as-commonly-thought

i recently read the link its mainly about u/s but it does talk about dopplers.

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"Allie01979" wrote:

a cheaper option and one that's good for worry warts like me is a feto scope. I bought one off ebay with DS2 and was able to hear his HB loud and clear from 22 weeks. DH even heard it without a problem, it's a bit of a learning curve, but good for mamas who are concerned about ultrasound effects on baby.

This is the first I've heard of a fetoscope!

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lurker from Sept 12, All research Ive read says that dopplers are not harmful to the baby, the one i bought from ebay-which came from a medical supply store in chicago, is FDA approved. I have one that displays the HR and it doesnt quite pick it up great enough to give accurate readout due to hearing my hb as well, but they are of great reassurance, esp if you've gone through any losses

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I have a doppler and use it daily Wink I have been able to hear both babies for a few weeks now Smile

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"mama2WBH" wrote:

I have a doppler and use it daily Wink I have been able to hear both babies for a few weeks now Smile

I've had other people tell me they've used it daily, as well! I'm glad! It certainly gives me reassurance - especially, when I'm having aches and pains like I have been this weekend!

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I have seen them online - to rent or buy... I had thought about renting one to give me a peace of mind but then since I have twins ... I thought what if I couldnt tell the difference between the two and I wasnt sure if I was only hearing one and on and on LOL... I still have been thinking about it though... although, for me personally - I am like I have so much other stuff to buy for the babies, I should really get on that Wink