Fetal Dopplers!

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Fetal Dopplers!

For those of us on a budget that really cant wait every 4 weeks to hear LO i found a great site for dopplers. I am ordering mine today and prices are AMAZING!

http://www.fetaldoppler.net/

and they come with gel and batter and FREE shipping Smile

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I have the sonoline B one that's listed there.

Before you order, check eBay. I think I got mine cheaper with free shipping and free goo.

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Thats the one im getting lol. Thanks, ill check ebay Smile

Checked ebay. Only found one a couple bucks cheaper. Oh well lol.

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Never hurts to check. Wink

I got mine back in 2009 and there were a lot but I guess that changed.

Anyway, I love that Doppler. It is great! Never an issue with it an the batteries still work perfectly and I've never changed them.

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Thats awesome! Hubby decided that he will get me one because im a worry wart and will worry up until im constantly feeling him/her move hehe and then ill still check the hb, i just LOVE the sound Smile

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I love having my doppler. I got it when I was preggo with DD, after a subchorionic hemorrhage. It was nice to have the reassurance that all was okay. I thought I'd stop using it once she was bigger and moving a lot, but she was a very still baby and would freak me out all of the time. So I used it pretty much all through the pregnancy. (She is a wild lady now....so still, quite baby in the belly doesn't always mean quite, calm baby on the outside!)

I think I paid about $100 for mine two years ago. The prices have dropped!

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Does anyone know what the difference in the probes are? For example, this model can come with a choice of 3Mhz/2Mhz/8Mhz probe...what's the best?

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"verdouxkai" wrote:

Does anyone know what the difference in the probes are? For example, this model can come with a choice of 3Mhz/2Mhz/8Mhz probe...what's the best?

Mine is 3mhz and it's perfect. I don't know the difference between them all.

ETA: so I just looked at the link and it says not to get 8mhz for listening to HB. It's for vascular only (I dont understand the distinction) but it says to get 2 or 3 MHz. 3mhz is for early term listening and 2mhz is for late term listening.

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Ugh they are being a pain shipping mine! My billing address and shipping address are different since I put the actual address that the card had at the time so theyre making sure its a "good transaction" The money has been taken out of my account since day one, you have your money, send me my doppler! lol

ETA.. haha as soon as i wrote this they emailed me back saying they will ship it for me today Smile guess they know not to mess with pregnant hormonal chicks too much hehe

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I bought mine on E-Bay for $130.00 back in 2007 when I was pg with DS#1. This is the brand that I have: http://www.hibebe.org/index.html I love it. Biggrin

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I just got my Sonoline B in the mail this morning! It's not as strong as the medical grade one we were renting, but one month's rental fee was more than the purchase price of the Sonoline, so buying is worth it. Plus it lets me see the heart rate, which the other one didn't.

Though if anyone is really worried and you're still at the 11-12 wk mark, renting a really expensive, high quality one that easily let's you find the hb early on is really great for peace of mind. We paid for one month and are now returning it. I found the heartbeat every single day within seconds starting at 12 wks. Mine was a Nicolet Elite. I think I would have gone crazy without it!

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I've borrowed my SIL's that she got from a nurse friend of hers. Its the one they use at OB offices. However, it doesn't tell you the HB - its audio only. I've love to know the HB!

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"clio" wrote:

I just got my Sonoline B in the mail this morning! It's not as strong as the medical grade one we were renting, but one month's rental fee was more than the purchase price of the Sonoline, so buying is worth it. Plus it lets me see the heart rate, which the other one didn't.

Though if anyone is really worried and you're still at the 11-12 wk mark, renting a really expensive, high quality one that easily let's you find the hb early on is really great for peace of mind. We paid for one month and are now returning it. I found the heartbeat every single day within seconds starting at 12 wks. Mine was a Nicolet Elite. I think I would have gone crazy without it!

So were you able to hear it?? Did you get the 3Mhz or 2Mhz.. I really am thinking about buying one Smile

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"RoniBoo" wrote:

So were you able to hear it?? Did you get the 3Mhz or 2Mhz.. I really am thinking about buying one Smile

With the Sonoline B? Yup. It's a lot quieter than my other one and the probe is very small--the rented one has a really thick, rectangular probe, while this one is is small and round--so it took a bit longer and I had to press harder and listen more closely. But it was definitely the heartbeat, registering at 152.

It's the 3Mhz one. It came standard, which is nice.

I have no idea how effective it would be at 10 weeks, though. I suspect you'd have a tough time finding it consistently with the Sonoline. But, of course, I have no experience with it that early. Others here can tell you, though. But at 14 weeks, no problem.

ETA: Oh, sorry--I see that you're basically 11 wks.

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"clio" wrote:

With the Sonoline B? Yup. It's a lot quieter than my other one and the probe is very small--the rented one has a really thick, rectangular probe, while this one is is small and round--so it took a bit longer and I had to press harder and listen more closely. But it was definitely the heartbeat, registering at 152.

It's the 3Mhz one. It came standard, which is nice.

I have no idea how effective it would be at 10 weeks, though. I suspect you'd have a tough time finding it consistently with the Sonoline. But, of course, I have no experience with it that early. Others here can tell you, though. But at 14 weeks, no problem.

ETA: Oh, sorry--I see that you're basically 11 wks.

Thanks.. I really do want one but perhaps I will wait a little longer because I dont want to make myself panic.. When the doctor did it yesterday it hurt alot.. didn't know you had to press that dang hard lol

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"RoniBoo" wrote:

Thanks.. I really do want one but perhaps I will wait a little longer because I dont want to make myself panic.. When the doctor did it yesterday it hurt alot.. didn't know you had to press that dang hard lol

When I went in at 12 weeks it hurt too. He had to push my uterus in and down to get the baby closer to the surface. OUCH!

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Did you give a urine sample just before the appointment? If your bladder was empty, then the uterus is farther back, making it harder to hear. They recommend you try with a full bladder in the earlier weeks. Not that it helped in my case--it was actually harder to hear with a full bladder--but everywhere I read this is what it said.