Where did you position your doppler to get hb? + ebay reccomendation ***UPDATED***

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  1. k8y

    k8y Well-Known Member

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    I am 10+3 according to my calculations and have just bought a Hi bebe doppler. I spent ages yesterday hunting around for heart beat but cant find it yet?
    For the people who have managed to pick up a hb early on, where on your belly did you put the doppler and do you have any tips on finding it?

    P.S for those of you who are thinking of buying one... I would reccomend http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Fetal-Doppler-Specialists on ebay. I ordered my Doppler on thursday afternoon and it arrived with my post on Friday morning. Really fast delivery.
     
  2. polo_princess

    polo_princess ♥ Brookes Mummy ♥

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    try really low down, right above your pubic bone, thats where i got mine!! And using lots of gel seems to help too. I think those first few times you try it patience is the key lol it can take a while
     
  3. k8y

    k8y Well-Known Member

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    I kept on finding something low down but to the left hand side but DH was adamant that it was too slow to be baby. and felt my pulse.. to be fair it was the same... but I just wanted to hear my baby. I will have another go later. thanks polo_princess
     
  4. xxxjacxxx

    xxxjacxxx My Eggo is Preggo!

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    Hey hun, I bought the exact same one earlier this week from the same people!!

    I was 9w 6d when I first found it, it took me an hour or so but eventually I found it.

    Try using quite a lot of gel and postition the doppler low down like polo said and move the stick forwards/ backwards/side to side very slowly. If nothing move the stick a little either way and repeat this step, you have to move very slowly or you may miss it.

    The babys h/b will sound like galloping horses and it really does!

    I listen for mine evryday and it can take me a while to find it but I do eventually.

    ps. did you get the one with digi display? as it can sometimes give you a clue if you are nr the h/b as little heart flashes faster!
    Good Luck xxx
     
  5. mummymadness

    mummymadness Mummy to 4

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    Try real low down hun , Press firmly (Not to harm but just a bit firm) .
    Move round in circles normal pointing downwards towards your bone is a good position , Lots and lots of gel ... Normal more to the left or right not far above pubic bone , Try not to have trapped wind Lol , I know sounds silly but that dissorts sound allot .
    Good luck . Keep hunting . xx .
     
  6. xxxjacxxx

    xxxjacxxx My Eggo is Preggo!

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    I agree with the trapped wind lol!

    I was using mine last night and kept getting all these grumbling and whooshing sounds! It was like bubbs was having a full blown party! lol!
     
  7. mummymadness

    mummymadness Mummy to 4

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    LOL ....
    I didnt even realise i had wind untill OH said go let some out and lets try again PMSL ...
    It sounded much better after lol . xx .
     
  8. Holly21

    Holly21 Well-Known Member

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    At your stage, baby will be low down and so you need to angle the probe down and behind the pubic bone. Use lots of gel as it eases the transmission of the ultrasound waves. Try not to move the probe about on your tummy, but rather change the angle you're pointing it at - that cuts down on static and makes it easier to hear. Baby can turn in the womb and you may not hear the heartbeat in the same place 2 days running - mine moved from left to right in 24 hours. The heartbeat will be above 140 beats per minute - time it for 10 seconds and multiply by 6 to get the heart rate. Unless something isn't right, your HB should be below 100 so you should be able to tell them apart. Your iliac arteries are down there and it's easy to pick up your own heartbeat through them.

    If you don't get a HB within 10 minutes, try again later on - we know ultrasound seem safe used in small quantities for scans but there have been no studies to show what using ultrasound for long periods of time does to baby. I try to use mine for less than 10 mins a day - and usually use it for 2 mins a day - when I know the outcome of my placental bleed (scan in 10 days time) I'll use it much less often but at the moment, it's nice to have that daily reassurance that the bleed hasn't extended enough to stop baby's heart. :hug:
     
  9. k8y

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    No I just got the normal one as the digi one was too expensive. I tried for ages but still couldnt find it. I will have a another go later. Your so lucky to have heard yours. xx
     
  10. honey08

    honey08 mum2two boys/2mc

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    good luck hun, i wud be feeling the same if it was me, i suppose practice makes perfect :)
     
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    Im still not finding mine :cry:
     
  12. k8y

    k8y Well-Known Member

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    I spent all morning hunting for it. i'm not going to give in.
     
  13. xxxjacxxx

    xxxjacxxx My Eggo is Preggo!

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    I did this at first and made my tummy a little sore from all the prodding etc:blush:

    Just be careful your not prodding too hard like I did.:dohh:
     
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    amber20 4 boys and finally a girl

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    What kind of gel? I want to be prepared for when i'm farther along.
     
  15. k8y

    k8y Well-Known Member

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    mine came with the doppler, says ultrasound transmission gel on the tube. i think someone said before you can get it in the chemist, but not sure.
     
  16. xxxjacxxx

    xxxjacxxx My Eggo is Preggo!

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    thats right, it has to be ultrasound gel. I know you can get it on ebay...not sure about chemists as ive not asked there.

    I used the whole bottle of gel within a week!!!:blush:
     
  17. xxxjacxxx

    xxxjacxxx My Eggo is Preggo!

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    This is what your babys heartbeat should sound like...just so you know what you are listening for...


    http://www.babyandbump.com/pregnanc...aby-jacksons-heartbeat-doppler-recording.html
     
  18. mummymadness

    mummymadness Mummy to 4

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    If you are looking for gel and dont want to buy online , Check your local chemists ..
    As many sell its for use with a tens machine :) . Its proper ultrasound gel . Took me ages but found a local chemist to me who sells it . xx .
     
  19. hayley x

    hayley x 1AngelSon,1EarthDaughter

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    I found that with my doppler I got the MAS baby watcher, I have to leave it in the same place for a while before it picks up the heartbeat...if i dont hear anythin after about 30 seconds i move it very slightly. Hope you find it soon as it is amazing. After having your scan really helps as you know roughly where to place the doppler after seeing where the person puts their ultrasound device thing if that makes sense? Good luck and let us know when you find it =] xxx
     
  20. Angeldust

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    Hey girls i came across this thread and found it very interesting it was somthing that one of the ladies said on here about your own heartbeat being under 100

    I have one of thesa dopp things mine shows the heart that flashers in the corner and how many beats etc

    I got this when i was i was 10wks pregnant with the twins ,
    when i was waiting for it to be delivered i went for my scan and sadley they told me bad news but i went home convinced they was making a mistake and when i got there my parcel with the doppler was at home so i used it and i got a heart beat of 162 then would change to 163 what does this mean ,

    The ladie at the hospital said she used a heat detector that checks for heart beat and was showing nothing but this doppler of mine was showing a heart beat of 162 thn 163
    and if are heart beat should be under 100 then what was this ???
    I dont know what to think now , Can someone find out what are heartbeat should be on thesa things please,

    :hug:
     

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