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Monitor Your Baby’s Heartbeat at Home With a Fetal Doppler

Tuesday, 10. April 2012 0:30

Becoming a mom is a wonderful event in the life of all women. The steps between pregnancy and maternity and the birth of a child can however be full of stress and worries. This is why there are a wide range of products to help you go through your pregnancy more easily. One of them is the Fetal Doppler Baby Heartbeat Monitor. A fetal doppler or a baby heartbeat monitor is an ultrasound device used to measure the heartbeat of babies as early as ten weeks old into the pregnancy.

Why use a baby heartbeat monitor

A fetal doppler baby heartbeat monitor will allow the parents and family to connect with the soon-to-be-born baby. It provides a reassurance to the parents that their baby heartbeat is normal, and that the child is healthy and safe throughout the pregnancy.

How does it work

Baby heartbeat monitors use the “doppler effect”. Briefly this refers to the variation of the sound pitch of a sound source depending on if they move towards or away from the listener. For example, the sound of a car or a train driving by is good example.

Not only for doctors

These machines are typically used by doctors not only to monitor babies in pregnant women, but also in a panoply of medical applications. Throughout her pregnancy, the soon-to-be mom will have a few checkup at the doctors office, including monitoring of the baby heartbeat with a fetal doppler. With today’s technology, these machines are available for parents to use at home, for a more regular check up on their little ones. Many brands are available on the market, and we discuss in what you should be looking for when purchasing a baby heartbeat monitor.

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How to Use a Fetal Doppler Baby Heartbeat Monitor

Sunday, 9. January 2011 10:00

Using a baby heartbeat monitor at home

You can now listen to the heartbeat anytime. As a matter of fact, you can use a baby heartbeat monitor from the comfort of your own house. In between doctors appointments can feel like forever, so why not do it at home? Like thousands of other parents, you can enjoy listening to the heartbeat of your little one anytime you want.

Fetal doppler baby heartbeat monitor made easy

The advanced technology for fetal dopplers has made using one at home very easy. Read below to find more a quick intro on how to use a fetal doppler baby heartbeat monitor.

Using a baby heartbeat monitor in 7 steps

1. Start by pulling up your shirt or the clothing you have, so you can access your belly.

2. Take your ultrasound gel, and apply a small amount at the beginning. Put about a teaspoon on and around your belly button. You can add more later if you need, just to help pick up the sound wave for the heartbeat.

3. Take the probe, the end of the fetal doppler baby heartbeat monitor, the part of the device that you will apply to the belly to pick up the heartbeat.

4. Turn on the machine and the volume.

5. Place the probe in the ultrasound gel.

6. Let the probe sit around your belling button and move it around until you get a strong signal from baby’s heartbeat. The average fetal heart rate is 120-180 bpm.

7. If you don’t find the heartbeat right away, angle the probe in different ways to help pick up the signal better. Depending of the position of the baby, it can take many tries to get the heartbeat. However, be gentle and angle the probe of the fetal doppler baby heartbeat monitor slowly for optimal sound output.

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Baby Heartbeat Monitor : listen to your baby live!

Monday, 1. November 2010 14:39

The Myth About Baby Heartbeat Monitor – It’s only for the doctors

So you thought that listening to your baby’s heartbeat was strictly reserved to those few appointments at the doctor’s office? Well think again !

A Few Facts

How much does a baby heartbeat monitor cost?

Many models of baby heartbeat monitors (also known as fetal dopplers) can be found on the market nowadays. They can cost between $50 and up to $200. A baby heartbeat monitor allows over 10 weeks pregnant mom to listen live to the heartbeat of their baby. And the device is also very easy to use.

How to use a baby fetal doppler?

All you need is a battery, to start the device, put a little bit of gel and stick the “microphone” on mom-to-be belly to hear the heartbeat of the baby.

Often, a baby heartbeat monitor comes with earphones and the us of a cable will allow mom and dad to connect it to their computer to record the sounds in a small file that can be sent to all the family and friends or uploaded to a blog or a website.

To view our selection of baby heartbeat monitors and fetal doppler, follow the link here.

What people think about using a baby heartbeat monitor:

Annie: I had a difficult beginning of pregnancy and to hear the heartbeat of our baby only once a month at the doctor’s office did not reassure me as much as I needed. I ordered a baby heartbeat monitor without much conviction it would work, but on the first day (after 2-3 clumsy attempts), I could finally hear his heartbeat! The future dad and myself are so happy to be able to repeat those magic moments anytime we want using the fetal doppler. The baby heartbeat monitor gives us proof that our little man is here, nestled comfortably in my belly! We expect this baby in 4 months and I know now that the rest of our pregnancy will be more peaceful for all of us 3!

Kelly: What a magical device! I was able to clearly hear the heartbeat at 10 weeks of pregnancy. At the beginning I had to look for it a little bit, I always managed to find it. The recording also works very well to a computer.

Melinda: Sooo cool! It wasn’t easy at the beginning to find the heartbeat, but after finding it, it was really comforting, especially that I am naturally very stressed out. This device is very simple to use and allows you to have more patience between each doctor appointment. I just love to her the boom-boom everyday!

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Use a Baby Heartbeat Monitor and listen to your baby live!

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