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Old Jan 27th, 2018, 07:12 AM   1
glong88
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Home Doppler can't find heartbeat


Hi,

I no it isn't great to use home Doppler but I got one given to me and cpuldnt help myself.

I can't find a heartbeat where should I be looking??

I also don't have any gel could this be why? What else works instead of the gel?

Panicking. I don't see the midwife until Friday 2nd. I am 14 weeks 5 days so should be able to find it



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2018, 07:21 AM   2
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Updated as I googled it! -
You could hear without but much fainter and more difficult.
You could try baby oil as an alternative.
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Old Jan 27th, 2018, 07:39 AM   3
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Very low down by pelvic bone. Try bang in the middle and rotate then shift slightly to left then right. If no joy try again but smidge higher. They're still tiny x



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2018, 08:24 AM   4
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Eta I actually always heard better without gel but anything oily works.



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2018, 08:56 AM   5
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I find that any water-based personal lubricant (ie KY or Astroglide) works really well for the Doppler. Start low - as others have said - in between your hip bones in the center, and move the transducer slowly in a ďnorth, south, east, westĒ motion. Hopefully this helps!



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Old Jan 27th, 2018, 09:16 AM   6
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Iím 11 weeks and find my twins righ in my waist line. They are more towards my left side rather than in the middle. My daughter was more towards the right. Look up YouTube videos to get an idea how far you need to go down



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2018, 09:59 AM   7
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Honestly put the Doppler away! It will drive you crazy. Believe me! I had one the first time and would get so panicked if I couldnít find it but honestly itís not that easy to find initially. Then I would be listening to the placenta and start panicking that it didnít sound right... there could be many reasons you canít find the heartbeat, position, placenta in the way, back to back... but for your own sanity I would get rid of the Doppler. Last time I ended up with a miscarriage after we had heard the heartbeat and chucked the Doppler there and then. I never had one this time around and I didnít panic anywhere near as much! Iím sure your bundle of joy will be just fine mama



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2018, 10:11 AM   8
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Thank you. I just tried once more and could only find a beat about 80, which I take isn't the baby....

Wish I never bothered now



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2018, 10:40 AM   9
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Aloe Vera gel is what my midwife uses. If you go on YouTube there are ladies who show you how to find it. You're only 14 weeks so I'd look really low around your pubic line. It takes time to learn where your baby hangs out - it took me a couple weeks to find the heartbeat consistently



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2018, 11:18 AM   10
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Try not to worry. What Doppler are you using?



 
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