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Just wondering how often you use them? Does your doctor know you're using it? And have you received any advice on how often you should/shouldn't be using it?
I've been able to find both babies HB's and they tend to hover in the 130's mostly. It took me awhile to find them the 1st time, and I've used them twice since but as soon as I get the HB I listen for a few seconds and stop. Just want to make sure I don't overdo it!
Found it for the first time on Sunday. I havent since but I heard the HB at my Dr's appt on Tuesday.
I will probably use it again this weekend. I figure I'll do it every few day to a week. But I'm also paranoid.
I told the Nurse Practitioner I saw on Tuesday that I have a doppler. She said that was really cool. Gave me pointer after she found HB as where to find it easier now because Peanut moved since Sunday to Tuesday. But I have personal relationships with them.
i had a hard time finding at first and that really discouraged me so i dont use it as much because i dont want to worry about why cant i find it so easily...i am sure itll get easier further along but i had Dr appt this past Monday and she found it and it took her just a bit to find it also so i havent tried since
We have a bedtime ritual now of pulling out the doppler and listening. Once we find it though we only listen for 20-30 seconds and if we can't find it within a couple of minutes we give up and wait for the next night. Fortunately my little bub has been really easy to find so it hasn't been an issue. I've heard that prolonged use can cause some heat issues so I'm careful to limit it. We'll also cut back to once a week or less once I start feeling movement.
I can tell you that with my last three baby's (oldest is 9, youngest is 7.5mo) I used it every day, several times a day. My high risk ob know's I do this, and told me it will not harm the baby. I know there is alot of different views on this, but my last three girls are perfect and the pregnancy's were great.
Well I told myself that I wasn't going to "wear it out," But now that I am better able to find the hb, I usually take a few minutes at least every other day, sometimes every day. With my history of loss (early on, but still...) it's just reassuring to be able to hear that LO is thumping away in there! I agree that once I start feeling movement, I will probably slow down.... Maybe!