Fetal Dopplers are ideal for those who have previously experienced a difficult pregnancy, women who are anxious about the pregnancy and for those who simply want the reassurance of the sound of their baby’s heartbeat. With the fetal heart able for detection as early as 8-12 weeks and audible 95% of the time at 12 weeks and 100% audible at 14 weeks, the Inhealth.ie collection of Fetal Dopplers can reassure and comfort with ease. Choose from the Angelsounds Fetal Doppler Music & Recording Doppler, to the Fetal Baby Heart Monitor Doppler (Hospital Grade) and many more that soothe, record and can even play music to your baby in the womb. If your wondering how often you can use a Fetal Doppler or how to use a Fetal Doppler, read on......
How often can I use a Fetal Doppler?
If using a Fetal Doppler, it is recommended that best practise is to be prudent. Use the doppler in short intervals, infrequently and for the best results use from the first trimester on. It is also suggested that an exam with a doppler should not last more than a 10 minute period, if detecting the heart beat is proving difficult in that time, take a break. If you have any concerns, contact your health provider at once.
How do I use my Fetal Doppler?
Begin the exam lying down with your stomach exposed, you can use either standing or sitting but lying down will have you at your most relaxed. Apply a generous amount of ultrasound gel to the Fetal Doppler probe and pass the transducer down the midline of your abdomen aiming downward behind the pubic bone. Then gently angle the probe to locate the fetal heart beat. Remember the fetal heart is quite faint in the early stages of pregnancy and you may have to be persistant in the early weeks in order to locate it. A full bladder can make the process easier.