Second Trimester

Doppler Use at Home

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
I have rented a doppler so I can hear my baby's heart beat at home. Its the same one the doctors use at the office.

But I can't seem to hear the baby heart beat like we did in the doctors office. All I hear is my own heart beat.

I am wondering if something is wrong, if there is still a live fetus.

Possible Twins At 16wks? Is It Possible?

Jane Foley's picture


Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
I'm 16 weeks pregnant. I have had a few ultrasounds and they have only seen one fetus.

Last week I was told that they could see another sac and a shadow but they weren't sure if it was another fetus. Is that possible even though I've had like 4 ultrasounds before?

I also have placenta previa. Do you think maybe that's what they saw.