Posted on April 26 2012
Blossoming from the seeds of your love, nearly all parents agree that hearing their baby's heart beat is beautiful and exciting. With the help of a fetal doppler, this precious experience can be shared as early as 10 weeks into the pregnancy. Take home the ability to hear the life you created as it grows in the womb.
What is a fetal doppler?
A fetal doppler consists of a monitor and a probe which work together to produce an audible simulation of the baby's heartbeat. This is done by implementing the doppler effect which utilizes ultrasound directed toward the inner structure of the uterus and movement. This movement is then represented in audible tones.
How do I use a fetal doppler?
Using a fetal doppler at home requires the equipment and ultrasound gel. A small amount of ultrasound gel is added to the tip of the probe in order to conduct through the skin's surface. The probe is then moved around the lower abdomen to locate the closest area to the developing fetus. When the heartbeat is detected, sound will resonate from the monitor.
Where can I find a fetal doppler?
There are various styles of fetal dopplers available online and at medical supply and equipment stores. Manufacturers include Summit Doppler, Huntleigh Healthcare Inc., and Newman Medical, among others.
Browse various fetal dopplers online today or call to speak with a friendly representative at 1-888-687-4334.