Anyone have one or thinking of getting one? I bought the sonoline b doppler a little over a year ago and I finally pulled it back out yesterday and I found the h/b at 9 weeks! My RE showed me exactly where to look and I was able to find the h/b within 30 seconds. It's going to be really hard trying not to use it every day. I'm just glad I have it to ease my fears between u/s.
That's awesome! I'm thinking I want one as well DH is all for it - he can't wait to hear the hb
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I got one when I was pregnant with #3 and I loved it. It was hard not to use it too much at first, but it was especially nice after I started feeling movement. Whenever baby was quiet for a while I could pull out the doppler and check on him. It was a little better than eating a bowl of ice cream to try to wake him up.
DS1: 12.8.07: 7lbs 8oz, 20.5"
DS2: 8.12.09: 7lbs 9oz, 21"
DS3: 4.26.11: 6lbs 14oz, 19.5"
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#4: due 10.18.13
I'll probaby freak out too if I can't find the h/b one day. I actually am REALLY glad I have it because I had a spotting episode on Saturday. I had a bit of pink spotting and I was sooo freaked out. I grabbed my doppler and was able to find the h/b right away. I probably would have spent the entire weekend stressed out if I didn't have the doppler to ease my fears a bit. I'm still nervous....I have another u/s tomorrow so hopefully everything is progressing okay.
I've been using the doppler every other day for a few minutes each time. I think I'm going to have Hubby lock it away in one of our safes so I don't use it so often! It's just so hard not to use it after having 3 m/c and a cp. ~sigh~
I was mainly worried about the negative effect the doppler might have on a developing embryo/fetus but I read that in order for damage to occur they had to have full strength ultrasound in one place for 30 minutes (in mice). So, hopefully using a doppler for a few minutes is just fine.
We rented one from my OB's office with my first pregnancy and it was a godsend to keep me from freaking out when I couldn't yet feel the baby move. Not sure if we are going to get one this time though. I do remember worrying what it was doing to my dd because she would kick the wand whereever it was touching my stomach and I wonder how it was effecting her to make her kick it accurately EVERY time.