(Closed) Any expecting bees using an at home fetal doppler?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I wanted one, but my doctor talked me out of it.  Said it’s not always easy to find the heartbeat yourself and that I would cause myself needless stress and worry if I couldn’t find it.

Post # 4
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I had one. I didn’t use it every day, there seems to be conflicting info. And I have to say, while it sometimes made me feel much better, early on, it’s tricky to find the heartbeat, and it made me anxious just as often as it made me feel better. Something to consider if you think it might make you more nervous.

Post # 5
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve used one, maybe 4 or 5 times total (I’m 30 weeks). It can be cool but I honestly don’t think it’s worth it. Mine is a hand-me-down from a cowoker; it isn’t something I’d ever buy for myself. I’m not sure of the model as I’m away from home and can’t check.

I much prefer to just hear the heartbeat at my doctor appointments. The doctor is much better at locating it than I am.

Post # 6
1404 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’ve had the Sonoline B since 12 weeks and listen to bub’s heartbeat before bed every night. It’s easy to use and I’ve always picked up the heartbeat within seconds. It’s so reassuring and I highly recommend it. 

Post # 8
4354 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We have them where I work, so I get to check myself at my desk every once in a while so I didn’t purchase one but as long as you KNOW that even for doctors (until later in the pregnancy) it can be hard to find a heartbeat and you don’t stress out about it, it’s a cool little tool to have. Now that I’m 26 weeks, I don’t even really need to move the probe around and I can find the HB.

You also should limit your use of it though, I would recommend only trying once or twice a week for 10 or so minutes each time. I personally don’t believe it does damage, but it can definitely disrupt baby with the noise. My baby actually kicks and moves while I do it because I don’t think he/she likes to be bothered haha.

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