Fetal Doppler Ultrasound FAQ

A Fetal Doppler Ultrasound is a test that uses high-frequency sound waves to measure the amount of blood flow through your arteries and veins, usually those that supply blood to your arms and legs. Because of this, it’s the perfect tool to measure a babies heart beat in the womb, and has been used for many years by medical professionals.

What is a Fetal or Baby Doppler?

Fetal Doppler is tool that allows parents to hear their babies heart beat while he or she is still in the womb. Not only that, it can pickup many other sounds made by bub, and has been a vital tool in medicine for many years. Now it’s available for home use!

Can I buy a Fetal Doppler for home use?

Absolutely! Fetal Dopplers are available to purchase now, allowing new mums and dads to listen to their new babies heart beat in the comfort of your own home.

When is a babies heart rate able to be heard?

Generally, somewhere around 6 to 10 weeks old is when the heart beat is able to be picked up by a Fetal Doppler however this is just a rough estimate. Don’t be worried if you can’t hear it just yet.

Is Dopper safe for listening to my baby?

Yes, Doppler for babies is completely safe and pain free, it’s the same technology used in most maternity wards. Doppler is a fantastic way to bring you and your new baby closer together. Just like any good thing however, it should not be overused to avoid any potential harm to your new bub.

What can a Baby Doppler hear?

Fetal Doppler devices will pick up much more than just the heart beat, you may also hear kicking, moving and a variety of other sounds. Sometimes it can be difficult to find the heart beat over all this noise!

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