I just ordered myself a Doppler off of eBay! Is anyone else going to get one? I rented them w/ my 4th and 5th babies and bought one w/ my last baby. I sold it though thinking we weren't sure when or even if we were gonna have another. I will feel so much better when I hear the baby's hb on the Doppler the risk for m/c plummets after that. With Ariana I got her hb at 8 wks I had had some spotting that day and the Doppler was a godsend!! I won't be able to use it right away but I will feel better just having it on hand. I got the same one I had last time a sonoline b with LCD display in orange and there are 3 modes to listen to the fhr.
I totally want to buy a doppler. I think I was looking at buying the same one that you got. But some of my friends told me it was a bad idea because it would freak me out even more if I couldn't find the heartbeat. Now I have put off buying one long enough and my appointment is on Wednesday. I wish Iowa was closer to Michigan because I would stop by and borrow yours.
My DH wouldn't let me get one with my first pregnancy because he thought it would freak me out too much. I insisted with my second pregnancy and it was awesome. Not once did it freak me out. All it did was give me a ton of comfort. In fact, I had a friend that was worried come by and use it so it comforted her too. After my pregnancy was past the worrying about heartbeat point (so lots of kicks), I sent the doppler to another friend in early pregnancy so she could listen. She kept it until kicks, then sent it to another friend. That friend sent it back to me and I'm looking forward to using it in a couple of weeks. They're a great investment because you can either loan it out or sell it once you're done. I got really good at finding the heartbeat too and limited myself to using it every other day for one session.
Michelle I paid $58 for mine it's a medical grade FDA approved one by sonoline. That is about what I paid for the last one I got too. And I sold that one for about $55 I think after I had her. It's a steal really compared to paying monthly to rent one! I have never had a Doppler cause me worry it's always the opposite. I have gotten quite good at finding the hb over the years (full bladder helps) and even if I couldn't find it at one time I was usually able to go back a few hours later and find it. I have an anxiety disorder and the Doppler really helps me
I got my doppler in the mail today (the sonoline one Tiffany mentioned), and holy addictive batman!
I wasn't expecting to hear anything at all for a couple more weeks, but I found a strong heartbeat pretty quickly.
It actually made me feel a lot better because just the few times I've used it so far there has been a pretty wide bpm range (130 - 160ish) depending on how close I get the doppler to the lil bean, whether I've recently been active or inactive, etc. At my doctor's appointments they check the bpm and at a couple of appointments the doctor (and therefore ME) was concerned with how low the bpm were.
My doc usually only tracks the hb for 5 or so seconds, so the home doppler has made me realize that those worrisome times it probably just happened to be on the lower end of the range and it's nothing to worry about after all. *phew!*
Anyway, I made a short little video using the doppler, but in order to upload it here, I'd have to upload it to YouTube, and I don't want to tip off any family or friends yet! (yeah, I realize there are privacy settings, but I don't know if I trust YouTube *THAT* much lol)
Andrea: 33 (PCOS)
DH - Eric: 49
DS - Sebastian: 7/05/02
M/C - 3/20/12 10w 5d
D&C - 3/21/12
That's awesome Andrea! Cant wait to hear my babes! I might try this weekend. As for posting the video you can do it on photobucket if you want just like with pictures and post it here. Its totally private if you want it to be, my account is so no one gets tipped off here either.