Tips On Use
  • A full bladder may help.
  • Early in pregnancy, start in the middle of the abdomen (stomach), in line with the belly button right above the pubic hair. Or, if you have heard the baby's heartbeat at the doctor's office and remember where they were holding the doppler, then this is a good place to start.
  • Move the probe slowly - it is quite easy to scan over too fast, missing the heartbeat.
  • Tilt the probe downward toward the pubic bone.
  • Be sure to use plenty of Doppler gel/lotion. If you run out of lotion, you can use any type of skin lotion (or you can buy additional Doppler gel from us at www.heartbeatsathome.com).
  • If you have trouble distinguishing the sounds you hear, listen to the audio clips available on our website. These audio clips contain sounds with typical maternal background noise.
  • It is common to pick up the heartbeat in two places when using the Doppler. You may hear the same heartbeat a few inches apart - do not be alarmed. Physicians listen for a difference in two heartbeats to determine if there are two fetuses.
  • If you are carrying twins, it can be difficult to distinguish between the two heartbeats (even physicians have a tough time with this). It is best to count the heartbeats and find two different rates.
  • If the light on the Doppler is red, first check to make sure both ends of the telephone type cord are plugged into the unit and transducer. If they are plugged in and the light is still red, then replace the battery. If the light is flashing green when the unit is on, the battery is low. Please replace the 9-volt battery.
  • If no light comes on, make sure the battery is installed properly.
  • Here's what one customer has to say...

    "I have thoroughly enjoyed having the Heartbeats At Home Doppler. It has been such a Godsend to be able to just take a few minutes each day to listen to my baby's heartbeat & know that the baby's heart is beating strong. We have also enjoyed being able to share this baby's heartbeat with our boys. If it weren't for your doppler, they wouldn't have been able to experience that wonderful sound.

    Beth C. - Orlando, FL