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All About Fetal Dopplers

Hi ladies... Since we are all getting to the point in pregnancy where we may have luck hearing our little beans on a doppler, I figured I would start a thread to share info. 

We just heard our baby using a Sonoline B at 8w6d, HB measuring in the 160's. I had forgotten how incredibly hard it is to use a home doppler. I failed the first time and DH was thankfully able to find he/she after twenty agonizing minutes! I find the doppler helps my PGAL brain but boy does it freak me out when the little bean is hiding!

Anyone else playing with their dopplers? Hope you are all hearing that sweet sound very soon! Can't wait to hear from you all! 


andrea0418
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  • I have one but I haven't tried it yet. I'm not even 8wks yet. I probably won't try until 10wks. 
    ShelbyTaryn
  • We have one from our first, a sonoline b as well, but haven't pulled it out yet. Maybe tonight we will give it a whirl
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  • Hi I'm new to the board. I have a sonaline b and I found my dd(7) heart beat at 9.6 weeks and dd(11mos) at 7.5 weeks. 
    Now with this one I don't know how far along I am. Crazy story, but I already found the heart beat. I find out my due date on Thursday. 
    andrea0418JessWannaEatEverything
  • I have one but haven't tried it. It took a long time to find my second so I don't want to freak out if I can't find this one.

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    andrea0418
  • Welcome, @keybird79 ... That's awesome! Best of luck with your appointment. Once you find out your due daet you can participate in the ticker update threads and get to know more of the ladies on the board (and your due date buddies)
  • My sister in law has a Doppler she said I can use/have, but I'm not sure I want to use it. I have an appt in 2 weeks to hear the heartbeat and while it would ease my mind to hear baby now, I'm worried about the anxiety it might cause if I am unable to find it. I'm 9 weeks 4 days right now. 
    BabyFruit Ticker

  • I also have one but I think I'll wait a couple more weeks before bringing it out.
    EDD 4/15/17
    BabyFruit Ticker
  • I also have the Sonoline B and didn't hear the heartbeat of my first two kids until 10w, so I will be waiting.
    IVF/ICSI #1 - BFP, DS born Jan 2013
    IVF/ICSI #2 - BFP, DD born Feb 2015
    IVF FET - BFP, due April 2017


  • I'll be 10 weeks in a couple days, considering purchasing one on Amazon now. 
    Alyssa (30) & DH (36)
    DD (12), DS (8). 
    Baby Boy EDD 4/6/17. 
  • I can totally understand waiting until 10-ish weeks. It's definitely a learned skill! I remember being 15 weeks with DD and I couldn't find her within the first five minutes and almost had a panic attack. Once you get the hang of it, it can provide such great peace of mind :smile: 
  • I have a sonoline and just heard the HB for the first time today. I'm almost 10w. It was so amazing to hear.

    MMC @ 10w March 2016
    Cautiously expecting April 5, 2017

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    ShelbyTarynLyssaChap
  • 8 w 5 days, but spent 20 min searching
    ShelbyTarynDax28
  • I just bought a sonoline B from Babydoppler America. They are having a sale until the 15th. I paid $36 and it came with free gel and free standard shipping, but I paid for faster shipping because I'm impatient. I will be 11 weeks when it arrives so I'm super excited to hear the heartbeat!
    ShelbyTarynKirstinH88blessedinmt
  • okay, you just made me buy one today! I didn't even realize they sell these and at an affordable price.  Now I just have to patiently wait 4-8 days for delivery. =)

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  • I'm patiently awaiting mine to come. Should be here in one full week. Uhg. 

    I was 8 weeks along when I heard my son with the sonoline B. I found it a few inches below my belly button, just right of mid-line. I had a tilted uterus and an anterior placenta... I was determined to find that heart beat, let me tell ya haha
    BabyGaga
    Pregnancy # 6
    4 missed chances
    2 loving children
    1 on the way
  • So what's the difference in different types doppler brands? I see several of you mention Sonoline. I look up and see Sonoline B & Co. What's the difference?
  • Sonoline B arrived today- found a little fast heartbeat after 4-5 minutes of searching! 10 weeks! :)
    Alyssa (30) & DH (36)
    DD (12), DS (8). 
    Baby Boy EDD 4/6/17. 
    ShelbyTarynDax28
  • Yays my Doppler arrived this morning. Took a while but I got the hang of it. Around 165 beats per minute. Can't wait to show my mom and sisters.
    ShelbyTarynLyssaChap
  • We just got our Sonoline B and think we heard the heartbeat but it didn't register on the screen.  Did this happen to anyone else?
    ****Trigger mentioned****
    Us:  37, 38, unexplained IF
    TTC for the second time
    Married 10/21/12 to my wonderful wife
    TTC with frozen donor sperm and science
    since 2/2014

    7 IUIs, 1 cancelled due to too many follicles, 6 BFNs.
    IVF #1 & 2 Failed
    IVF #3 20 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 11 fertilized with ICSI, 6 made it to day 5
                 2 blasts transferred 7/17
    Beta #1 7/26 ***BFP*** 144
    Beta #2 7/28 271
    Beta #3 8/4 1972
    8/15 - Officially pregnant with TWINS
    9/1 - Baby B no longer has a heartbeat, Baby A is holding on!
    9/29 - MMC
    Genetic testing revealed Trisomy 15
    Next cycle will be FET without PGS testing. 
    3/27 - FET transferred 2 "excellent" blasts 
    Beta #1 4/5 ***BFP*** 107 (9dp5dt)
    Beta #2 4/7  244  (11dp5dt)
    Beta #3 4/14  2038   (18dp5dt)
    4/25 - Confirmed pregnancy. Baby measured 1 day behind, FHR 132
    5/9 - 2nd U/S - Baby measured one day ahead, FHR 178
    12/21 - Baby Boy born
    12/10 - FET transfered 1 3BB blast
    Beta #1 12/19 - 88
    Beta #2 12/21 - 230
    Beta #3 12/18 - 3066
  • I have a Sonoline B too!  I just tried a few minutes ago (I think I'm 9w 2d) and couldn't find it.  I only tried for about 5 min though, so I might try again when I'm in bed and have more time to spend hunting.  I didn't find my DS's until 11 weeks though.  Turned out he was super low.  I know this baby is higher this time - confirmed on an US.  So I will keep looking!
    **TW kids and loss mentioned**

    -- DS 3.8.14
    -- MC 9.22.16 at 8 wks




  • Depends on the mode. Mode 3 it wouldn't pick up measurement for FHR- moved it to mode 1 and held my breath and got it!
    Alyssa (30) & DH (36)
    DD (12), DS (8). 
    Baby Boy EDD 4/6/17. 
  • I don't even know what the modes are lol  I was able to find my bean laying on my back, knees bent and pelvis tilted upward. Whatever it friggin takes! Baha  it was about 4 inches above my pubic bone and off to the right. Little bean is sitting atop my uterine artery so it was hard to hear it longer than 30 seconds at a time. 
    BabyGaga
    Pregnancy # 6
    4 missed chances
    2 loving children
    1 on the way
    JessWannaEatEverything
  • Found my little babes hb this morning. I'm 9w4d. Sounds like a train chugging along. About 176 bpm. Such a wonderful sound! 
    HarryPotterandCatsShelbyTarynConstanceGoodspeed
  • Found my little babes hb this morning. I'm 9w4d. Sounds like a train chugging along. About 176 bpm. Such a wonderful sound! 
    I second this. I am also 9W4D and we found it beating at 154bpm this AM! 


    TTC since June 2015
    DH {29} Me {26}
    PCOS Diagnosis | September 2015
    IF Specialist | November 2015
    Provera | November 2015 | 179 Days since last AF
    HSG | December 2015 | All Clear
    Provera | January 2016 | 46 Days since last AF
    1st round of Femara 2.5mgs | January 2016 | No response
    Provera | February 2016 | 44 Days since last AF
    2nd round of Femara 5mgs | March 2016 | O CD18 | AF 3/28/2016
    3rd round of Femara 5mgs | March/April 2016 | No response | AF 5/6/2016
    4th round of Femara 7.5mgs | May 2016 | BFP June 4, 2015
    EDD: 2/15/2017 | Loss Discovered: 6/11/2016 | NMC: 6/15/2015
    Gonal-F 75 IU upped to 100 IU | June 2016 | IUI June 29, 2016 | Beta: July 13, 2016 | AF 7/12/2016
    Gonal-F 75 IU upped to 112.5IU | July 2016 | IUI July 27, 2016 | Beta: August 10, 2016 | + Beta 171!
    BFP on Digi 8/8/2016 | Beta #2: 396 = 39 hour doubling time | Beta #3: 1659 = 34 hour doubling time
    First ultrasound: August 17, 2016; 5 weeks; Gestational Sac and yolk
    Second ultrasound: August 25, 2016; 6W+1D; Heartbeat 105bpm
    Third ultrasound: August 31, 2016; 7 weeks; Heartbeat 136bpm
    Graduated from RE: August 31, 2016
    EDD: April 17, 2017


    andrea0418ShelbyTarynblessedinmt
  • Found my little babes hb this morning. I'm 9w4d. Sounds like a train chugging along. About 176 bpm. Such a wonderful sound! 
    I second this. I am also 9W4D and we found it beating at 154bpm this AM! 
    I was surprised I could hear it so loud and clear! Best sound ever. 
    HarryPotterandCatsblessedinmt
  • I'm 11+2 and can't find it yet. Dr couldn't find it on his at appointment last week either. Wishing I didn't try bc it's giving me anxiety!
    Abbygirl 5/2012
    Baby Boy due 04/07/17
  • @HappyAnjel I just ordered mine and am uncertain whether I should try when it arrives or just wait. I'm 10w tomorrow, almost 11 by the time it arrives. But they do say 14 weeks onward on most of them so I'm determined not to worry if I do try and cant find it. I'm sure it's the same for you. Just early. 
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  • I still ave not been able to find the heartbeat.  I started looking for it at 9wks.  Going to give it a few more days and then try again.
    EDD 4/15/17
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  • @HGRich I found it a lot earlier with my daughter loud and clear.. hopefully it's just baby hiding behind 
    Abbygirl 5/2012
    Baby Boy due 04/07/17
  • How do you know you have heard the HB and not something else? I was reading that they are really sensitive and they will pick up not only my HB but other sounds from arteries etc? What does the babies HB sound like?

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  • elgie said:

    How do you know you have heard the HB and not something else? I was reading that they are really sensitive and they will pick up not only my HB but other sounds from arteries etc? What does the babies HB sound like?

    Your babes heartbeat will be super fast. Mine was faint and moved fairly quickly. Idk about other dopplers but the Sonoline B tells you the heart rate. Yours will be low where babes will be much faster in the 140s+.


    TTC since June 2015
    DH {29} Me {26}
    PCOS Diagnosis | September 2015
    IF Specialist | November 2015
    Provera | November 2015 | 179 Days since last AF
    HSG | December 2015 | All Clear
    Provera | January 2016 | 46 Days since last AF
    1st round of Femara 2.5mgs | January 2016 | No response
    Provera | February 2016 | 44 Days since last AF
    2nd round of Femara 5mgs | March 2016 | O CD18 | AF 3/28/2016
    3rd round of Femara 5mgs | March/April 2016 | No response | AF 5/6/2016
    4th round of Femara 7.5mgs | May 2016 | BFP June 4, 2015
    EDD: 2/15/2017 | Loss Discovered: 6/11/2016 | NMC: 6/15/2015
    Gonal-F 75 IU upped to 100 IU | June 2016 | IUI June 29, 2016 | Beta: July 13, 2016 | AF 7/12/2016
    Gonal-F 75 IU upped to 112.5IU | July 2016 | IUI July 27, 2016 | Beta: August 10, 2016 | + Beta 171!
    BFP on Digi 8/8/2016 | Beta #2: 396 = 39 hour doubling time | Beta #3: 1659 = 34 hour doubling time
    First ultrasound: August 17, 2016; 5 weeks; Gestational Sac and yolk
    Second ultrasound: August 25, 2016; 6W+1D; Heartbeat 105bpm
    Third ultrasound: August 31, 2016; 7 weeks; Heartbeat 136bpm
    Graduated from RE: August 31, 2016
    EDD: April 17, 2017


    andrea0418pinkshades05
  • elgie said:

    How do you know you have heard the HB and not something else? I was reading that they are really sensitive and they will pick up not only my HB but other sounds from arteries etc? What does the babies HB sound like?

    There are a lot of strange Whooshing sounds. I found my heartbeat first and when I heard baby's there was no question. It sounds like a horse galloping or a train chugging along. It's very fast. I also watched some YouTube videos first so that helped. 
  • I put mine away for now. I'm a fluffy girl and Doctor couldn't find it at the office last week (he did say it was only 50/50 we would) then I couldn't at home few days later.. went back Monday and different dr couldn't find it with Doppler so did a quick ultrasound.. soo I'm happy with seeing it and I'm putting mine up until we hear it on the office doppler so I don't panic.
    Abbygirl 5/2012
    Baby Boy due 04/07/17
    KirstinH88
  • I just got one today and will probably try to find the heartbeat tonight. I'm 11w 4d so hopefully I can find it. 
    BabyFruit Ticker
  • Also, if your placenta is on the front side, it can reallllllly obscure the baby's heartbeat especially if baby is directly below it. 
    Alyssa (30) & DH (36)
    DD (12), DS (8). 
    Baby Boy EDD 4/6/17. 
    babymama619pinkshades05
  • LyssaChap said:
    Also, if your placenta is on the front side, it can reallllllly obscure the baby's heartbeat especially if baby is directly below it. 
    This was me last time. Anterior placenta and I could barely even feel her let alone find a heart beat. I ended up returning my doppler.

  • I'm 12w1d and still haven't been able to find the heartbeat with my Sonoline B.  Guess we will just keep trying. 

    ****Trigger mentioned****
    Us:  37, 38, unexplained IF
    TTC for the second time
    Married 10/21/12 to my wonderful wife
    TTC with frozen donor sperm and science
    since 2/2014

    7 IUIs, 1 cancelled due to too many follicles, 6 BFNs.
    IVF #1 & 2 Failed
    IVF #3 20 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 11 fertilized with ICSI, 6 made it to day 5
                 2 blasts transferred 7/17
    Beta #1 7/26 ***BFP*** 144
    Beta #2 7/28 271
    Beta #3 8/4 1972
    8/15 - Officially pregnant with TWINS
    9/1 - Baby B no longer has a heartbeat, Baby A is holding on!
    9/29 - MMC
    Genetic testing revealed Trisomy 15
    Next cycle will be FET without PGS testing. 
    3/27 - FET transferred 2 "excellent" blasts 
    Beta #1 4/5 ***BFP*** 107 (9dp5dt)
    Beta #2 4/7  244  (11dp5dt)
    Beta #3 4/14  2038   (18dp5dt)
    4/25 - Confirmed pregnancy. Baby measured 1 day behind, FHR 132
    5/9 - 2nd U/S - Baby measured one day ahead, FHR 178
    12/21 - Baby Boy born
    12/10 - FET transfered 1 3BB blast
    Beta #1 12/19 - 88
    Beta #2 12/21 - 230
    Beta #3 12/18 - 3066
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