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September 27th, 2012, 02:25 PM
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My SIL suprised me with a bin full of maternity clothes this week and along with it, her fetal doppler! I thought about buying one for myself, but decided against spending the money -- what a nice surprise!! I had no idea that she had one already!
When I counted the beats myself for 60 seconds, I counted around 90, but then I tried using the heartbeat counter on the doppler (I think that must be the heartbeat counter when I clicked one of the buttons and a digital number appeared with a heart icon in the top left). The number went between 120 and 135.
I really hope I'm not listening to my own pulse when I use it! THe sound really helps to feel connected to the baby!

Does anyone here who uses a doppler find that the number that displays is higher than if you try to count the beats yourself for 60 seconds?
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September 27th, 2012, 02:33 PM
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I have never tried counting the beats, but I was told that the heartbeat should be between 120 and 180. My doppler usually registers around 135 which is much lower than the reading at the drs office.
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September 27th, 2012, 02:37 PM
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What a fun surprise!

I have never counted myself, so I can't help you much there.
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September 27th, 2012, 04:15 PM
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I haven't tried counting the beats myself, my readings are usually in the 170's but yesterday and today they have been between 140-160.

I get tickled now when I listen because my husband said it sounds like the baby is in there with a hack saw sawing away at something....and it really does sound like that.
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