Question about dopplers?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by britt1986, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. britt1986

    britt1986 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Messages:
    2,252
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can you use the doppler too much? If I use it everyday will it hurt the baby? This is all new to me, I am prego with my 1st baby. Any opinions will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. highlandlassi

    highlandlassi pregnant with twins

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2009
    Messages:
    253
    Likes Received:
    0
    funny you ask. i was just at my doctors today. she is the high risk specialist i have to see due to twins. i brought my doppler to show her (a hibebe) and asked her the same question. told her i use it at least once a day. she said i can use it ten times a day if i want and it will not harm the babies. she just said to make sure i dont ever get stressed if i can't find a heartbeat, and if that happens just to drop in and let her check it out. but as far as safety for babies..she said go for it and have fun as often as i want!
     
  3. 10thSept

    10thSept Mummy to one

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Messages:
    842
    Likes Received:
    0
    ditto, most people say use it seinsibly and it's fine, inc my reluctant midwife!
     
  4. marley2580

    marley2580 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    Messages:
    6,264
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's one of those things where there's no definitive answer. Most people think that scans/dopplers have been proven to be safe, but the truth is that they have never been proven to harm the baby - this means that while there is no proof that they harm the baby, there is also no proof that they are 100% safe either. As with most things in pregnancy and parenting, it's a judgement call.

    Personally, I like to keep things to a minimum just in case, so I have the two scans and the MW listens to baby at anti-natal appointments, but that's it. As I said though, that's just me.
     
  5. cleckner04

    cleckner04 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Messages:
    21,272
    Likes Received:
    0
    I used mine about once a day when I first got it, and have pretty much only been using it once a week now that I feel movement. I've talked to a few doctors about it and no one has had a problem yet! It is just one of those things that is a judgement call. I'd say you are fine though!! But that is just my own personal opinion. :dohh::hugs:
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice