I found heaps of fetal dopplers that were astronomically expensive - between $200-400. Yowzers! That price was definitely out of my budget. However, I lucked out and stumbled upon the Sonoline B Fetal Doppler at Pulse Oximeter Online. The website states that it is normally $349.99 but it is on sale for $52.95 and they even include free shipping!
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Author allharr said in her video that hers worked at 9.5 weeks and gave a good review of the product.
I ordered the doppler and received it promptly as shown and described on the website at 7 weeks, however, I was not able to hear a fetal heartbeat. Only mine. I tried at 8 and 9 weeks as well and still nothing. But early this New Year's morning after the clock struck midnight, I decided to try it out again for a New Year's treat. Miraculously at 9.4 weeks, I was able to hear the heartbeat! I am over the moon about it, and of course, I emailed my husband straight away! I am also relieved to hear my baby's heartbeat after all this sickness I have had. I am glad the prolonged infections have not done anything untoward to the pregnancy.
I cannot say enough good things about this device. Why rent a doppler for $20 or more a month, when you can own one for $52?! It is definitely worth the money if you are a curious, still-in-shock, and/or worried expecting mom-to-be like me.
Have you purchased a fetal doppler? How often do you use it? If you purchase this one, please let me know if you like it!