The first few months of pregnancy, you should adopt a wait and watch policy and this is the all the more, so if you had a history of miscarriages in the past. As a mother you are bound to be a lot anxious, but when the baby starts kicking in the stomach you tend to feel a wee bit relaxed. But what happens beforehand when the baby is too small and there is no scope of any movement.
Home Doppler’s for home have gone on to become increasingly popular, in the last few years and many women have gone on to use it to reassure their pregnancy. Though the heart of the baby is formed early on, one will be able to hear the heartbeat of a baby with a home Doppler fetal monitor around 10 to 12 weeks.
The question that might strike you is it safe to use a Doppler at home? It sends out high frequency waves which go on to pass through your body, and then onto your baby. When these waves go on to encounter any form of movement, in synchronization to the baby’s heart beat it bounces back to the monitor. This device then goes on to transfer the movement into amplified sound which you are able to hear.
Studies till now have shown that ultrasound waves are not harmful to the baby, inside the womb, but experts feel that it should be used sparingly as it does go on to possess some amount of risks as well. In the later stages of your pregnancy counting the kicks of the baby is a more reliable way to confirm the fact whether your baby is alive or rocking.
One of the major defects of this device is that parents can go on to misinterpret sounds as there are a lot of sounds which is going on in the human body.
The points to consider and whether you will opt for one.
In addition to mistaking the sounds of your body with that of the baby, you can go on to stress yourself unnecessarily if you do not hear the sound of the baby. But if you do not hear it does not mean in no way that the heartbeat of the baby has stopped and the chances are that they might be in a strange position where the heartbeat becomes a bit difficult to hear. Sometimes there is also a strong chance that you are not probing in the correct direction.
If you are feeling stressed out and anxious after the first 10 to 12 weeks and prior to the kicks of the baby being felt it might be a good idea to opt for a home Doppler Effect. But use it in a sparing manner and even if you have brought one see to it that it confers to the FDA standards and focus on the guidelines and the instructions of use. It is always better to take the expert opinion of your doctor if you are planning to buy one.