Just Wanted to Share.. Fetal Doppler

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Registered: 09-02-2010
Just Wanted to Share.. Fetal Doppler
Fri, 05-06-2011 - 12:28pm
Just wanted to share... Since my ectopic pregnancy in October I am even more paranoid than I was with our DS... Not knowing what is going on in there... I know you should relax and enjoy pregnancy but the constant worry is even harder after a loss and years of trying....
Anyway, I bought a pocket doppler hear monitor. It's FDA approved for home use and can help give some piece of mind. I first tried it at 10 weeks but didn't get anything. They say anywhere between 10-12 (but most reviews I read said 12 if not more depending on your build)... Yesterday was 11 weeks and I tried again... I found my babies heartbeat. It was perfect! Exactly what it would be. I am elated that something so little and that only cost $35 can give me the deep breath I needed.
I know they aren't for everyone & there are times this early because of the baby being SO small you won't always get it BUT some me this is a HUGE relief.
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Registered: 05-06-2010
Fri, 05-06-2011 - 1:50pm

Being high risk myself I know exactly how you feel.

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Registered: 06-03-2005
Fri, 05-06-2011 - 2:26pm

Congrats on hearing the joyous sound of your baby's heartbeat. I heard mine at the last doctor's appointment, But i was wondering where you got your fetal Doppler from and what is the brand name.

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Registered: 07-23-2009
Fri, 05-06-2011 - 2:46pm
I hear that my 16 wk milrstone coming up so i been checking more often really stressful being pal!!

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Registered: 04-13-2010
Fri, 05-06-2011 - 7:22pm
I agree, it will bring much relief. I have just passed the dates of my two miscarriages (both in the 9th week), but I have a LONG way to go to pass the loss date of my son (lost in the 35th week).

I too have a doppler, I tried today at 10w3d but was unsuccessful, I'm hoping to be able to find it at 11 weeks!

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Registered: 09-23-2008
Fri, 05-06-2011 - 7:47pm
I haven't tried mine since ten weeks.. At my appointment last week my NP couldn't find the heartbeat with her doppler so I've been resisting trying.. Baby was fine by u/s though so that's good!
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Mon, 05-09-2011 - 11:13am
Ali, do you think you could share where you got yours? I've been thinking about getting one for peace of mind, myself. :) It'd be greatly appreciated!!

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Tue, 05-10-2011 - 10:12pm

That's exciting! :) I didn't know they were so affordable. Where do you get them? I bet someday in the future, our grandchildren will have ultrasound things at home so they can watch their babies. crazy stuff.

Becky - mom to dd 15 and ds 13