Doppler ??

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  1. Lil miss lee

    Lil miss lee Well-Known Member

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    I bought a fetal Doppler and I don't know if it was the best idea lol. I don't know where to even start and as yet I haven't found a hb. I'm 18+ weeks so should n easy right?
     
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    scn Well-Known Member

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    Look on you tube, lots of videos on there showing you where to look
     
  3. Rubyredslipper

    Rubyredslipper Well-Known Member

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    I've used one, couldn't get the heartbeat first time at about 18 weeks and got it the second time at about 20.
    Don't worry if you can't find it, But I don't think midwives really recommend them!
     
  4. Lil miss lee

    Lil miss lee Well-Known Member

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    I think I found it for like 3 seconds it sounded like a train and was 156 bmp!?x
     
  5. Blueclass

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    Mw dont recommend them.but i have one. My husbands hates it as he says i rely on it and we shouldnt ect. If i have another child i wont have one. It sounds like a galloping horse. I will say its easy to get it wrong iv had 2 mw who didnt have the hb when they said they did. I also know someone whos friend had a still birth coz they got the hb wrong. Different hospitals and areas. 156 does sound about right tho.
     
  6. Redbootz

    Redbootz Well-Known Member

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    I have anxiety but I am so glad I didn't get one. The first time we heard the hb at a mw appointment I thought she had found it but what I heard was my placenta. We don't know what to listen for unless trained as we shouldn't know if the baby was ok or not. I would if worried always go and get checked.
     
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    My MW was a bit cross when she found out I had bought one but I just use it for fun really and don't stress if I can't find it. I agree there's some great vids on YouTube with tips x
     
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    I have one and some days I hear hb and some days I dont.
    I start right down at my hair line on the right side and move across slowly.
    I dont worry if I dont hear it....babies bury themselves so far in. The other day I could only faintly hear it. But as I kept it in position it disappeared and then suddenly became really loud....just goes to show how much they are bouncing around in there :)
     

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