How far along are you? It can be difficult to pick up the heartbeat until 12-14 weeks with a doppler
well my dates got moved forward after scan on tuesday so 14 weeks 1 day 2day i got summit but it went i just been feelin a lot of flutters for a week are maybe evern two i think lol i av ibs aswell though ... i can find my own easily lol so no what that sounds like ....
a few of my mates dnt even bother till go mid wife at like 16 17 weeks and they can struggle and there equipment is more advanced am guessing lol
i just listened in again just very loud noises on one side like screaching sounds
i never got anything with the angel or bebe sounds I ended up buying the same one as my doctor uses
might be an issue with your doppler.. i know when my doctor did it, my heart beat was right next to the babies.. she only had to move it over like an barely an inch ot catch the babies so I could see it being easy to not be able to find the babies if yours is coming up...
the doctors ones are always 3 Mhz ones.. if you have a 2 MHz too that can make it more difficult
no i put mine over my chest for my own so i know what mine sounds like lol i did it on purpose
i lent it off an old school mate
Try going as low as you can, close to your pelvic bone, Use lots of gel. I have one I bought off of ebay, I am not sure of the name of it now but I heard hb after searching forever at about 11-12 weeks. It was super low in the abdomen, it'll sound like a horse gallop..
i keep ghetting like screeching noises like there is some interferance etc
also hear like waves like whoosing sounds
I have the angel sounds doppler and it can be tricky at first. I strated using mine about 12 weeks and it took me a couple of days to get it but when you do, you find it easier and easier each time. Right.... exactly as said above you need plenty of gel and as the doppler is a funny shape you need to sort of put it just above your pupic bone and sort of angle the mic downwards, you need to use a resonable amount of pressure too. Dont worry about the screeching sounds it does that whenever you move it around on your skin. The wooshy wooshy sound i was told is liquid around your baby (someone else sugested it could be the placenta) mine makes the sound very close to where i find the heart beat and i always find my babys heart beat on the left. And just remember at 14 weeks its VERY LOW DOWN almost tucked in your pubic bone. Stick with it tho as soon as you distinguish the HB the first time you will never mistake it for anything else. Let me know if you have any questions i have been using mine religously throughout and now 34 weeks and love it to bits just be warned tho the bigger the baby gets and the harder it kicks KEEP THE VOLUME DOWN it can deafen you lol very cute tho but makes me jump out of my skin every time. Hope this helps Emma x
Thank you i radio a few comments on sites about baby interference like static noise is when baby moving alot and close? Ye i picked up more this afternoon lol, do u use yours once a day ? Everyone's different the girl i lent it off had trouble at the start of usuing it and other did, that's why i think mid wife and doctors don't like to try till 17 weeks etc
when i was in my first and second trimester i used it every day more than once, but i had to really limit myself as i was getting a paranoid especially if i couldnt find HB as quickly some days and yes my midwife wasnt overly keen on me always checking things i supose thats their job and not ours lol. Did you manage to hear the HB in the end? i found my babys sounds like a horse galloping along a bit slower now im closer to the end but still amazes me every time i hear it! Dont worry too much if you still cant get a clear sound yet, the more you use it the more you get to recognise the different sounds, youll soon know a kick from a roll to hiccups. Just try not to get obsessed like i did lol i now use it very little but i can see and feel most things so i know my baby is ok. They are not the easiest doppler to use they make them an awquard shape and the interference can be soooooo loud sometimes (putting it thru your computer speakers helps a bit) but they are brill for the price mine was only £20 i think, well got my moneys worth!
i forgot to say also when u use it and your moving it around, do it very slowly and a bit at a time like i said before i always find mine on the lower left hand side about 2 inches away from my belly button but around the pubic bone (obviously as the weeks progress you move it further up your belly) because you really need to be taking notice of every sound but when you hit the right spot youll be sorted x
Thank you for your advice I've asked a couple people on Facebook that's used Same doppler, i been getting loud interference like screeching static noise only happens mainly on my left side, i been getting something but then goes i will try tomorrow led flat down pint of water lots of gel and listen carefully, will listen to my own hb on my chest so i know the difference, have u ever picked up ur on hb in your stomach ? So is it kicking and hicks ups when i hear the loud wow noise that i have to turn the volume down on, I've read a few opinions on peoples experiences etc
I did not get any instructions withstand this doppler i lent but do u count the beats for ten seconds and then times by six?
i always sit up to use mine but i supose everyones different and your baby may well lay differently to mine. As for the loud noises the screeching tends to happen when you move the doppler even the smallest movement will make it do that you will know when the baby kicks it cause it will sound like a thud but the baby moving around can make a similar sound you will also hear like a swishing sound. The sound of the hiccups is very rythmic but i notice that sound more now that im furthur along not sure weather they would be that noticable to you yet. You really do have to stick with it, its a really good way of learning which each sound and movement is. as with the counting of the HB my mid wife does it for 10 secs but i just use my stopwatch on my fone and do the full minute. I can defo hear my own HB down there and found that first which is mego slow compared to the babys HB but at least that way you know the difference when you hear the babys. I take it you not found it yet?
Hello spoke to girl i lent it off i was right way i worked it out i remember seeing that somewhere lol and to be sure i went on youtube its amazing
My partner timed 10 seconds and counted 26 beats was very low down more to the left side aswell ....
A mobile phone even interferes with the doppler partner sent a message and its made doppler sound static not a screeching noise like ... My mum was like it might up set the baby when on doppler and sending a message because goes through the doppler ?
ive always been very paranoid about having my mobile near my bump for exactly that reason you hear so many stories and dont know if theres actually any hard proof but i always keep my mobile out of my pockets just in case. And if you google the doppler some say not to use it too much becuase of the radio waves (or what ever it is) but its sort of a 50/50 debate and like i say no hard proof but again its a personal choice and i dont think they would sell them to pregnant women if they are dangerous but i did start restricting the amount of time i used mine when i started reading about it. Glad you found the HB you will be totally hooked now lol x