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27/07/2015 at 12:10
i'm currently 15 weeks pregnant and I've decided to buy a Doppler to keep my mind at rest, I've ordered this one as I've read really good reviews on it, I was just wondering if anyone had experience with it and if it's easy to find the heartbeat? Thank you
27/07/2015 at 13:14
Hey jojo... Yes i have one & loved it!!! I was able to pick up baby's heartbeat from 9+3 with a little bit of searching & very easily once he got to around 11/12 weeks. You will pick up all the sounds including the pulse of the placenta so make sure you're getting the baby, not that (placenta is at your heart rate which is a lot slower than baby. by 15 weeks you should pick up baby movement sounds too which is cool... its really hard to describe that noise you'll know what it is when you hear it!
27/07/2015 at 13:39
Ah brilliant, thanks so much. I've just been worrying myself silly so I thought getting one could ease my mind a bit until my next scan at the end of August. I'm just a bit wary of if I'll actually be able to differentiate between the heartbeat and everything else going on in there
27/07/2015 at 17:15
I've used one from about 9 weeks (3rd baby) we all love getting on the bed and listening to the heart beat especially my two little girls...We hear kicks now too I'm 27 weeks nearly and then they like listening to their own hearts (beeping as my 5 year old says). The heart beat of baby will sound like a steam train or galloping horses but you'll know when you hear it yours is much slower! Hope you enjoy as much as we do.
27/07/2015 at 18:28
I agree with cupcakemummy.... You will def know baby's heartbeat when you hear it... Its much quicker & does sound like wither a train or galloping horses (according to the old wives tale this predicts gender... Train is boy, horses is girl... It was right for me!)
27/07/2015 at 18:32
thanks! At least I'll be able to tell the difference. I'm looking forward to hearing it since we aren't finding out the gender it'll be nice to have fun guessing, it arrives on Saturday. I can't wait!!
27/07/2015 at 18:36
I got one but i wasnt able to pick up the heartbeat i even purchased the proper ultrasound gel, just be-carful as you can panic yourself allot when you don't find it x
27/07/2015 at 18:42
Oh good point sfw91 re: the gel... You will need that jojo for sure.
also as sfw91 says.. don't panic if ou can't find the heartbeat straight away... ir baby is in a funny position or your placenta is a the front instead of back then this can make it harder to find
27/07/2015 at 18:44
That's what my other half has just said, hes not thrilled with me getting one because I tend to panic quite a bit.
it comes with ultrasound gel luckily, but i'll be definitely buying some more, just gotta try not to worry if I can't hear it
27/07/2015 at 18:47
If you are someone who panics easy and you are sure you want to get one I would suggest taking it to your midwife appointment as they can help you find which beat is the babies and also help you know the best/safe ways to detect so you wont be likely to panic...
27/07/2015 at 18:51
That's actually a really good idea, my next appointment is next Wednesday so it wouldn't be too long to wait and then I would know I'm definitely using it right, thank you
28/07/2015 at 08:36
The gel you get with the doppler is a small amount..I've used baby oil every time I've used mine which is much nicer for your skin and works just the same.
28/07/2015 at 08:58
I have one and love it, but midwifes are thrilled with people using them. I decided to set myself a time limit of 10 mins. If I couldn't find it by then, I would stop and try and again another day.
I do it about once a week now - normally when my weeks change just to keep an eye on things as I am not having kicks yet at 18+6
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