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December 30th, 2012, 11:25 AM
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Hello ladies, I want to share what I have been going through lately.
I have been having horrible headaches, lightheadedness, and severe loss of appetite for the past week. Friday I went to the ER only to find out that my thyroid levels are too high. I already had hypothyroidism prior to pregnancy. My previous OB believed that my thyroid levels had something to do with my last miscarriage (9weeks) in August. I just turned 9 weeks Thursday, so you all can imagine my concern. So, I had to chase down (off for holidays) my endocrinologist to get him to look at my results to tell me what medicine adjustments I need to make. I finally got in touch with the doc on call and he told me to increase my medicine. SOOOOOO…. I did but I was wondering is my baby okay or am I too late.

Well, doppler to the rescue LOL, I got it in the mail Friday a few hours after talking to the doctor. I found my baby’s heart beat 150-171 bpm. Now I have been resting easy knowing my baby is okay for now. And today being the 3rd day with my medicine at the right dosage, I’m starting to feel better and my appetite is returning. So I am now a fetal doppler advocate. LOL They are extremely reassuring, if used correctly.
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December 30th, 2012, 11:35 AM
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So glad to hear you are feeling better! I bet that was really cool to find the heartbeat as well!! I hope you continue to feel better as the days go on.
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December 30th, 2012, 12:26 PM
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I'm really glad that everything turned out okay!
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December 30th, 2012, 01:09 PM
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Wow what an ordeal! I'm sorry you had to go through that but I'm SO glad you heard the heartbeat and are starting to feel better. Yay for dopplers!
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December 30th, 2012, 01:15 PM
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so glad you're feeling better!
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December 30th, 2012, 01:16 PM
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Hope you get well soon
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December 30th, 2012, 05:42 PM
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I've never had a doppler, are they really something that is a must to get?
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December 30th, 2012, 06:33 PM
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I've never had a doppler, are they really something that is a must to get?
No, they aren't. They are just reassuring when you may have some doubts. It can serve as a comfort if used properly (if used too often it can pose some safety risk). I did alot of research before I purchased one online. Also, YouTube has videos with great instructions on how to use a Doppler as well. I think they are just good to have but not a must.
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December 30th, 2012, 06:40 PM
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I really want one to reassure me- which one did you get?
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December 30th, 2012, 06:57 PM
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I really want one to reassure me- which one did you get?
Sonoline B from fetaldopplers.net
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December 30th, 2012, 07:14 PM
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Thanks for explaining. I never got one with either of my kids, but I know some people who have them.
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December 30th, 2012, 07:55 PM
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Awesome! I still cannot find HB on the doppler So happy you found it!
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December 31st, 2012, 04:49 AM
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How long did it take to get yours? I want to order one but would like to get it by 9 weeks, but don't want to order until I'm around 7.5 weeks...
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December 31st, 2012, 05:39 AM
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How long did it take to get yours? I want to order one but would like to get it by 9 weeks, but don't want to order until I'm around 7.5 weeks...
I ordered mine on a Sunday and got it Friday. So it's safe to say plan for about 7 days.
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December 31st, 2012, 10:16 AM
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Glad to hear that you heard the heartbeat and got that reassurance!!

Also, thank you for sharing! DH and I have been looking into them and hadn't found any we liked yet, so I will check out what you linked!
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