9/16/2013

Gadchick Reviews: AngelSounds Fetal Doppler

One of the best things you can do for your baby when you find out you're pregnant is relax, though that is much easier said than done. With my hormones out of whack, worrying about what I can and can't eat, scheduling appointments, trying to keep my morning sickness in control at work, and worrying that baby is doing okay; all the stress and anxiety just adds up. One thing that did help relieve some worry was the AngelSounds Fetal Doppler. Starting around week 12, you can listen to your babies heartbeat and rest assured baby is doing okay even before you feel any movements.
 




I didn't start feeling my baby move until half way through my pregnancy, around week 20, and even then it was very sporadic. I used the AngelSounds Fetal Doppler throughout my entire pregnancy. It's such a treat to be able to listen to babies heartbeat when you aren't at your healthcare providers appointments and in the comfort of your own home. A special feature on this Doppler is that is has two headphone jacks so both your and your significant other can listen at the same time.





To use the Doppler, you're going to need ultrasound gel though I used baby oil when I ran out and it worked just as well. It may take a while to find the babies heartbeat at first, especially when you are still early on in your pregnancy. The only thing that isn't so great about the Doppler is that when you move it to another location on your belly, the friction rub is super loud. I highly recommend turning down the volume whenever you move it to another location on your belly and then turning it back up to look for a heartbeat. This isn't as advanced as the Doppler your doctor uses but after some practice, it gets to be extremely easy to use and well worth the price for the reassurance that your baby is doing alright.

You can purchase the AngelSounds Doppler here for $33.

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