You are now able to rent a doppler over the internet to listen to the baby's heartbeat. I have had mine for 3 months. At first it was very exciting to have and to be able to let the family listen to the heartbeat with me. Now, it is a relief. I am 25w2d today and have had concerns over baby movement. I was not feeling very much movement at all up until about a week ago. I was very concerned cause everyone I had talked to had already been feeling their baby kick and flip. I hadnt. I checked with my OB, actually broke down in tears when he asked about it. He did say it was nothing to worry about, but my worst fear was that there was a problem. So, what I did everynight, if I hadnt felt any movement that day, I would go home and pull out the doppler and listen to the strong heartbeat of my baby girl. It was SUCH a relief to hear the heartbeat be as strong as it was every day and this really eased my worries on her not moving alot.
Renting the doppler was one of the best things I have done during this pregnancy. You can get them from babybeat.com. The one I have is the one that is 49.00 a month. They do have some that are slightly less and you can send it back whenever you are ready..
Traci, EDD 11/10/03, #1 - GIRL