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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. 

Can I pay with HSA / FSA cards?

Yes, you can! The Newborn Store accepts HSA/FSA cards. 

How do fetal dopplers work?

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.

Is the Newborn fetal doppler safe to use?

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) 

Why choose the Newborn fetal doppler?

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( ± 2 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.

How do you use a fetal doppler?

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.

What should the fetal heart rate typically be?

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?

The Newborn fetal doppler has the best accuracy among at-home fetal dopplers( ± 2 BPM: Beat Per Minute). However, there are some factors that could cause the measurement to read improperly that including but not limited to:
Smoking tobacco products.
Drinking a large amount of caffeine.
Sleep patterns.
Baby movements.
Surrounding noises.

Can a fetal doppler replace ultrasound appointments?

Our Newborn fetal doppler monitors work similar to an ultrasound, but they shouldn’t be used as a replacement for regular ultrasound appointments and doctor visits.

Is the Newborn fetal doppler safe to use as much as I want, like every day or multiple times a day?

The Newborn fetal doppler is safe to use. It is a medical-grade, home-use device that has been tested and approved by various safety bodies such as the FDA and the CE. However, it is important to reiterate the importance of connecting with your baby in different ways as well. For example, feeling baby’s kicks and movements. 

How does the Newborn fetal doppler compare with hospital monitoring?

The Newborn fetal doppler provides professional accuracy from the convenience of your own home. It has been scientifically and clinically proven for home-use fetal heart rate monitoring. With this device, you’ll have results in minutes. No need to schedule, commute, or wait in line.