So I decided to purchase a home fetal heart Doppler. I knew full and well that it would be a while before it would work and I shouldn’t expect to hear anything right at 8 weeks (which is when the company implies that you should be able to hear something).
I asked the u/s tech at our first OB appointment when she suspected someone of my stature might be able to pick up the heartbeat with one of these home dopplers. Her response was at least 14-15 weeks. This just seemed a bit longer than I was willing to wait.
I tried it at 9 weeks when it arrived. Nothing. This weekend I decided to play with it. After about 15 minutes of moving around on my tummy….i heard it! It was the faintest of faint wooshes but I heard one of the babies heart beats. It was strong enough for the Doppler to pick it up and give me a reading for about 5 seconds before I lost it. The next day I tried it again closer to the bottom of my uterus….after a few minute I picked up what I think was baby A. HB right in the 170’s. Such a glorious sound. So now my goal is to not use it again until after my NT scan on Friday.
Such an anxiety reliever though to be able to know my babies hearts are still beating!