Anyone thinking of getting one? renting it or buying it? Do you already have one?
I rented one with Eli and it was fun to use. I found after the 2nd trimester i really didnt use it much so i sent it back. Not sure if i will again this time.
I bought the Bistos Hi Bebe BT200 doppler from another mom off of craigslist the last pregnancy and loved it. I found DS2's heartbeat at 11 weeks. I also didn't buy the special ultrasound gel because the cheap clear gel lubricant from walmart worked just fine.
I used KY jelly when the sample gel ran out.
I won't be getting one. This is my last pregnancy and I would rather spend money on something for baby once he/she is here Not to say if I had one lying around I wouldn't use it though.
My mom actually bought me this cheapy one from Wal-Mart and we could hear my DD with it really well. It was pretty cool. I actually still have it. Only bad part it said you needed to be about 16 weeks or so before you could pick up the babies heartbeat really well. It was still pretty fun.
I'm due Jan. 4, but thought I might post here a bit if you don't mind, since this babe could be a Dec. baby!
I bought a doppler for my pregnancy with DD. I had a subchorionic hemorrhage at 7 weeks, and it was nice to be able to check the heartbeat. I kept bleeding off and on until about 15-16 weeks, and would get anxious every time it happened. I got it off of Ebay....it was $99, I think. Definitely worth it for my situation, as it relieved anxiety and helped prevent extra trips to the midwife!
I'd like to think I won't use it this time around....but I'm sure I will!
Well if i had bought one last time i'd definetly be trying to find the baby right now!!
I also have one of those $20 ones from walmart. My kids like lilstening to their own HB with it.
I bought one for my first baby, but I agree with other moms I'd rather spend the money on other things!
Personally I wouldn't spend the money on one, but my friend has one she is going to loan us
Oh, I think mine was $50-60 or so, and I'm sure it would definitely re-sell so worth it imo.
I rented one last time around and may do the same this time. It was worth it for me to have the peace of mind. At least until I can feel the baby move.