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Heard the HB! (some Doppler tips)

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November 18th, 2012, 07:04 AM
kit.kat.81's Avatar Veteran
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Got my Doppler yesterday! I was so excited and tried it right away, then was crushed when after about 15 minutes I couldn't find anything but my own HB. I stopped for a bit, then gave it one last try before bed. Victory! A strong FHB of about 160, loud and clear!

There were a few things I did different that I think helped so I wanted to share in case anyone else was having trouble.

1. I moved from the bed to the floor. Being on a firm flat surface instead of my squishy bed let me stretch out flat and flattened my belly a bit for easier access. I also pointed my toes and tried to stretch out nice and long with my legs.


3. I started about halfway between belly button and pubic bone in the center and did tight slow concentric circles outward. Baby was further left than I expected, so be sure to check farther out than you expect baby to be.

Hope that helps anyone having trouble!

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November 18th, 2012, 09:25 AM
phantomsgrl11's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Location: Ardmore, PA
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good tips!

My advice is to lay back and suck in your belly as much as you can and make DH search. That's what I do. hahaha I get too stressed when I am trying and my wiggling makes it harder to find.

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November 18th, 2012, 10:47 AM
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At first when I kept trying I was putting the doppler to "high up" (2 inches below my belly button) but little did I know my bean is down near my c/s scar LOL! Now When I want to hear the baby I just put it on my c/s scar and hear it immediatly!
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