Doppler advice

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by LittleMum, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. LittleMum

    LittleMum Mum to 22 mth old and ttc

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    Hi ladies I'm just popping over from second tri to see if any of you lovely ladies can give me some doppler advice?!

    I managed to go this long without getting one but then couldn't hold back any longer so I ordered myself one and it arrived today! Eeekk!!!!

    Only thing is, I'm not sure I'm using it properly / it's working properly etc.....

    Took me ages to hear anything, couldn't even find my own heartbeat! lol

    Then eventually I found what sounded like our DDs hb (138 bpm) but it was on my pubic bone?!
    Should she really be this far down???

    I had a MW app yesterday and she found her much higher!

    So was I actually listening to her hb or mine??

    MW measured her at 134 bpm yesterday so seems right but just very very low for 18 weeks - Please help
     
  2. KateT

    KateT Well-Known Member

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    Hi hun, sorry, I dont have any answers, just didnt want to read and run! Im very unprepared and barely know anything as my pregnancy was a surprise, but I am only 12 weeks and when using a doppler my baby's hb is on the pubic bone. Maybe your baby has moved position? When I tried using my doppler (which arrived 2 days ago) I couldn't hear ANYTHING........... then I realised I hadn't pushed the earphone plug right into the socket in the doppler :dohh: Good luck with it, hopefully someone with more helpful advice will help you xx
     
  3. LittleMum

    LittleMum Mum to 22 mth old and ttc

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    Thank you and congratulations on the best surprise EVER!!!!!!
     
  4. xdxxtx

    xdxxtx NTNP

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    Sounds like you're doing it just fine. The baby's heartbeat will be down pretty far until it gets bigger and is forced to move. Don't worry; your MW would've told you if the heartbeat wasn't fast enough.
     
  5. LittleMum

    LittleMum Mum to 22 mth old and ttc

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    Thank you, I'm ok with the heart rate, just more concerned that she's still so low in my pelvis when my bump 'popped' 2 weeks ago?!
     

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