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    To the ladies that own one or have owned one, Is the heartbeat actually accurate? When i went in for my ultrasound the heartbeat was 175 and my doppler always seems to give me 120ish number?

    I own the Sonotrax-B Fetal Doppler
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    Mine starts out saying something around 120ish, and then as I continue to hold it there it rises to around the 160's. If it stays around the 120's then chances are, you may be picking up your own heartbeat and not the baby's. If I leave it on a spot that I know is my heartbeat and not the baby's, then it usually starts around 120, and drops just a bit (although I don't think my heartbeat is over 100, I think it just doesn't "read" much below 120...).
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    im getting the whoosing sound.. is that not the baby's? my heartbeat is clearly different and if i move an inch i lose it so Im suspecting its the baby's im finding
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    The whooshing sound is usually the placenta...it beats and sounds like wind in the trees. Work out from there. Sometimes you need to angle it around and push pretty hard. LOL.

    Does yours have a little heart that beats in the top left corner of the screen? Mine has this little heart icon that beats when it is registering a beat. When baby is small and/or I don't have a super great angle, I can hear the heartbeat but the heart icon isn't beating along with it. If the heart icon isn't beating then it isn't registering and the numbers are off. I don't really go a super lot by the number anyways...I just like to hear a nice fast one.
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    yes the numbers are beating, i thought its to early for the placenta? Im really confused because the sound i hear in the doctors office sounds like the same sound im hearing on my doppler
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    was looking online and your right its the blood flow going through the placenta and the baby should sound more like horses galloping... does that sound right? i guess im going to try again when i get home
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelover02740 View Post
    was looking online and your right its the blood flow going through the placenta and the baby should sound more like horses galloping... does that sound right? i guess im going to try again when i get home
    Yes, that's exactly right. Want me to take a video of mine? I know exactly where the placenta is...I still have a scab from the CVS. :P
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    I actually think it sounds like a train chugging along. Also, since you are around 10 weeks you will probably have to go pretty low down. When I first found mine at around 10 weeks I was right at my pubic hair line and I had to push pretty hard. Definitely try different angles and move the doppler VERY slowly, because you can sometimes find in one spot, and literally if you move it a fraction of an inch you can lose it! You can refer back to Heather's post from a few weeks ago to hear what it should sound like. She had a video of hers posted, and it was perfect!
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    This one gets the placenta really well but not the baby for very long. You can tell the baby is faster though...and no whooshing.

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    Wow, you can really hear the difference between the placenta and baby HB in that one.
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