Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about our fetal dopplers. Don't forget, you can always reach out to our friendly staff via the live chat window if you have any questions or concerns.
At home fetal dopplers are actually quite easy to use and understand. A fetal doppler is used to listen to a baby’s heartbeat while it is still in the womb. By using ultrasound technology, a fetal doppler heartbeat monitor sends high frequency sound waves into your abdomen. When the sound waves encounter movement, such as your baby’s heartbeat, it sends a signal back to the device through the handheld probe. The signal is then translated into a sound which is then amplified so you can hear it.
Fetal dopplers are used by medical professionals every day to detect heartbeats of babies in the womb. They are completely safe and do not require a prescription. The waves emitted by a fetal doppler are about 40 times lower than those emitted from an ultrasound machine. Our Fetal Doppler has received a certificate from the FDA of the US government and a CE marking approval for medical devices by the EU. (K180419)
When choosing a fetal doppler, it is important to choose a quality product with the highest standard of safety and accuracy. Our fetal doppler is approved by both FDA and CE. It has the best accuracy among at home fetal dopplers( ± 1 BPM: Beat Per Minute).
The Newborn fetal doppler is the only at home doppler that monitors baby heartbeat within a period of time with easy-to-understand curve charts. It also has be most advanced noise cancellation technology with eliminates surrounding noises.
Moreover, with the built-in speaker and headphone jack, you are able to share the joy with families or quietly enjoy the moment with your unborn.
Using a fetal doppler is easy and convenient. You can use it by yourself, or with your partner.
A couple of tips to consider before getting started include:
The baby’s heartbeat will be easier to hear in the morning when your belly is less bloated.
Using the fetal doppler while you have a full bladder will also make it easier to hear.
How to use the fetal doppler:
To use your fetal doppler, lie down on your back on a flat surface and expose your abdomen.
Apply the ultrasound gel to your lower belly, ensuring that you use a liberal amount.
Apply the gel to the fetal doppler probe as well and turn the device on.
Starting at your pubic bone, glide the probe upwards toward your belly button. Move the probe across your belly slowly making sure to touch every part until you find your baby.
A higher heart rate means that you have found your baby. This is usually around 120 BPM or higher.
Once you are completed with the procedure, turn off the device and thoroughly clean the probe.
A typical fetal heart rate is between 120 and 160 beats per minute (BPM). It does vary greatly based on a wide range of factors including movement, sleep cycles and other baby activity.
When can I start using the fetal doppler?
It is recommended that you don’t use a fetal doppler device until the 12th week of pregnancy. You might not hear the heartbeat until the 14th-16th week however, this can be different from person to person.
Is the fetal doppler measurement reliable?
Smoking tobacco products.
Drinking large amount of caffeine.
Can a fetal doppler replace ultrasound appointments?
Is the Newborn fetal doppler safe to use as much as I want, like every day or multiple times a day?
How does the Newborn fetal doppler compare with hospital monitoring?