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    Hey all just curious to see who used a Doppler at home and how early they detected a heart beat?
    I am 10 weeks today and have it a shot last night. I got the placenta a lot and a few random high readings (135-145ish) but nothing steady. It was fun trying though!

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    I have one I had to hunt for it at 14 weeks and wasn't always successful lol. At 23 weeks, so last week it was easy and I could hear that beautiful freight train of a jelly bean in my belly. they usually work from about 12 weeks on but it's not real easy to find

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    How much Is a Doppler? And where did you get one? I'm starting to worry as I haven't felt my jellybean move for a week now and I'm 24 weeks tomorrow. Was thinking that getting one of these might ease my mind a bit!

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    We got one from eBay for about $50 I think. It was very reassuring for when I hadn't felt bub move some days. I found heartbeat at 8 weeks but that is really early as far as I am aware

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    I know lots of people find them great, but it was too stressful for me! I hired one from baby beat but couldn't find the heartbeat at 16 weeks. After rushing to the GP the next day (who found the heartbeat in about 5secs!) I decided I would just stress if I had difficulty using it and sent it back!!! think they are a great idea for peace of mind if you can use it properly though!

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    I had a cheapie Internet one I borrowed from a friend. Didn't stsrt using it til 20 weeks because they are unreliable before that. My friend loaned it to me after we found out bub has a serious heart defect. That aside I always found a good strong heartbeat. But I didn't obsess over it or use it daily. And it was a bit of fun for DH to be involved and hear it. And my nieces liked hearing the heartbeat too-seeing the look on their faces was priceless!!!
    I gave it back to my friend at 30 weeks.
    One thing to remember is that the cheap ones are not medical devices and if you obsess over them you could easily get stressed out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by munchkin859 View Post
    How much Is a Doppler? And where did you get one? I'm starting to worry as I haven't felt my jellybean move for a week now and I'm 24 weeks tomorrow. Was thinking that getting one of these might ease my mind a bit!
    If bubs was very active before and has stopped moving for that long, I would be going straight to the doctor or even the emergency room. Not trying to scare you, but that is what I would do.

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    I'm going to hospital straight after work to have monitors put on. Fingers and toes crossed that everything is ok!

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    Quote Originally Posted by munchkin859 View Post
    I'm going to hospital straight after work to have monitors put on. Fingers and toes crossed that everything is ok!
    I hope all is okay too. Let us know.

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    Munchkin I hope all is okay with your little jellybean!


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