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Baby heartbeat monitors?

Postby manoman48 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:15 am

While out last night (enjoying the nights where we can 'just go out') one of our friends recommended a baby heartbeat monitor to the CO. She seems quite keen but I read mixed reviews. Any thoughts from fellow Commando Dads?
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Re: Baby heartbeat monitors?

Postby CommandoDad » Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:04 pm

Morning chap.

Hope this message finds you well my friend. My advice is, if you and your CO really want a baby heartbeat monitor, then go for it! My only advice is, just because you can't hear your BT's heartbeat every time, doesn't mean it's not there. If you'll hear your BT's heartbeat, is very dependant on the position of your BT at any given time. If its in the wrong orientation, you won't hear anything. So, don't go straight to "Panic-Stations!" Just try again a little later.

Hope that helps.

Cheers fella, and keep me posted with regular sit-reps on how things are progressing.

Kind regards,

Neil Sinclair.
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Re: Baby heartbeat monitors?

Postby stormrider » Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:15 pm

V much agree with Neil on this, we wanted to but our midwife said she'd beat me......
Actually is was best not to as a midwife with their Doppler device took about 20 mins one time as someone was wriggling away all the time.

I just imagined how we'd react at home late one evening to use this thing and not find squeaky...
Each to their own, I much rather enjoyed a 4d private scan instead, those memories are really precious

Cheers
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Re: Baby heartbeat monitors?

Postby manoman48 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:31 pm

That's great. Thanks guys. I think if we both agree to treat it as 'fun' and not as some sort of medical tool it should be ok then. I read a horror story where a trip to the GP or Doctor was delayed when the woman felt something was wrong (reduced movement) as the couple thought they could hear the heartbeat but actually it was the sound of blood rushing through the placenta. The delay meant some brain damage was caused :(
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Re: Baby heartbeat monitors?

Postby ExiledPasty » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:17 pm

We had one. Most nights we couldn't find anything. Again we treated it as fun and some night BT got fed up with it and was booting it on the bomberdearests belly. Couldn't hear a heat beat but he was definitely there :D
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Re: Baby heartbeat monitors?

Postby gbjim » Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:55 pm

Im with the majority, if you want one go for it, however every time we went to the see the nurse or midwife for a check up we asked to find the heartbeat and let us have a quick listen which they alway obliged.
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Re: Baby heartbeat monitors?

Postby kevinS » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:27 pm

I wouldn't.

As said can be very difficult to find, and this can then lead onto worry about things not been good and stressing the CO is not a good result.

cheers Kev
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Re: Baby heartbeat monitors?

Postby anvardy » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:20 pm

I had the same thoughts when my girlfriend was still pregnant. I decided against it for some of the similar reasons: they don't work very well if you aren't experienced and, although it was great to hear the heartbeats during checkups, I think I would be disappointed or stressed if I couldn’t find it myself. But it was very tempting.

Now the twin BTs are here, I'm still tempted to by monitoring equipment. I'm in medical research and given half a chance I would love hook them up to whatever scanner/monitor I could get my hands on, ECG, EEG, O2, the works. But I know I'll go nuts.

Bottom line for me: If you can use it for fun and really want one, go for it, just know that not finding the heartbeat doesn't necessarily mean anything

Just a note about the story you heard regarding the delay. Our hospital staff (in the Netherlands) told us that they have come to treat warning signs from the mother ("something doesn’t feel right") very seriously and are acted upon. They seem to be trustworthy indicators.
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Re: Baby heartbeat monitors?

Postby JeraldKuenstler » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:56 am

you can't hear your BT's heartbeat every time, doesn't mean it's not there.
i have a suggestion, just here wireless baby monitors
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Re: Baby heartbeat monitors?

Postby Macros » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:19 am

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