So I recently went on this great blog (From Match to Marriage, have you seen it?) where she talks about the "Best sound in the world" and discusses the various reasons as to why you should/shouldn't buy your own fetal doppler... and links to a site where you can buy one for a mere $50 bucks (Click Here). That's right!
Now I can go over the various reasons as to why you shouldn't buy a doppler and mostly its for the stress in case you don't find/hear the heartbeat. And y'all know I wanted to rent/buy one (my post here) b/c I didn't feel that My OB really let us listen very long and would help alleviate worries, but the few sites I found were way too pricey ($50/month to rent, and over $200 to buy)... Many people suggested I don't buy one b/c I may stress or that it was an unnecessary expense.
But for $52 bucks, I was sold. And when it arrived - I reminded myself... Do not stress if you can't find the heartbeat. And luckily, i did b/c it took me over 10 minutes to find the heartbeat... but i did.
And i won't lie, sometimes it does take a while to find the heartbeat, and other times its instant. Most often, our baby seems to be quite the mover and shaker, so I'll find his/her Heartbeat and then it'll drift and I lose it after a few seconds... but this is what i've noticed... the baby is most active in the am it seems ranging up to 160, sleeping after dinner with a low heart rate, and mid afternoon was in 130's
I'm so happy that I found that info on the From Match to Marriage Blog and have no regrets spending a little money to get to hear our baby's heartbeat as often as I want :)