Too early to buy a doppler?

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  1. ltrip84

    ltrip84 Mom and pregnant

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    I'm 9w today and I have my second dr. appointment on Friday. I had a great first appointment at 6w3d and saw and HEARD the hb. I would really love to buy a fetal doppler (sonoline b), but I'm afraid maybe it's too early and something will happen to the baby and I will be stuck with a doppler I can't return. On the other hand, I feel deep down that everything will be okay, but I'm just paranoid and worried because I had so many problems getting pregnant in the first place. Would you go ahead and buy a doppler? If you have one, when did you buy it?
     
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    sun Mum of 3

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    I am buying a doppler with this pregnancy because I have had ongoing problems with bleeding and spotting, and I really think it would help me. But though some women find the HB early, lots do not and it can cause lots of stress and worry. The dopplers are for use from 12weeks+ (or 16w depending on brand) so finding it at 9w is pretty dang early lol. If you want a doppler just remember that not finding it so soon is completely normal - as is finding it one day, then not finding it again for a few days. I am opting to buy one after hearing the HB at my mw appointment tomorrow. With all the stress I've had this trimester, I didn't want to risk adding to it by buying a doppler too soon and freaking myself out. Hugs! :hugs:
     
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    ltrip84 Mom and pregnant

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    Thanks. I also had some spotting but had a ultrasound since then and everything is fine. It took me a while to get pregnant and I had to have the help of a specialist. I am soooo worried I will miscarry due to PCOS even though everything has been going smooth so far. I think my lack of symptoms (no m/s) is what worries me the most. LOL. I just thought a doppler would keep me from being so worried from appointment to appointment. I have read that some people have been able to pick up a hb around 9 to 10 weeks with the sonoline B. I also know not to freak out if I can't find it that soon. lol.
     
  4. lkkha

    lkkha Mum to 8

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    I bought a sonoline b doppler 2 weeks ago, I first tried it at 8+6, couldn't find a heartbeat, tried not to worry even though I found it at that stage in my last pregnancy, I did find it 3 days later at 9+2, nice and strong at 170 bpm, then again 2 days later. I had an early scan at 9+6 and got to see the heart beating away and since then have been able to find the heartbeat straight away every time I've tried.
    It is very reassuring, BUT, only get one if you're sure you won't panic of you can't find anything for a few weeks x
     
  5. sun

    sun Mum of 3

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    Hugs! I was also LTTTC#1 and was soooo worried that something would happen once I got pregnant and I would have to wait years for a BFP again. I was almost in denial for a good chunk of that pregnancy! It is so stressful! Mega congrats on your long-awaited BFP and so glad everything looks good with little bubba. Hugs to you mama! :hugs:
     
  6. ltrip84

    ltrip84 Mom and pregnant

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    Thanks. Yes, I'm kind of the same way about being in denial. I'm afraid to tell people I'm pregnant because I'm afraid it will jinx me! I'm also afraid to order the doppler before my friday appointment because I'm afraid if I order it, I will get bad news at my appointment. I wish I wasn't this way and I could just ENJOY my pregnancy.
     

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