Hearing your baby's heartbeat for the first time is a special moment in pregnancy.
The rooms at a doctors office can be small, and it’s hard to fit everyone you want to share the moment with.
That’s why we made the Neeva Fetal Doppler, so you can share the special moment with family in the comfort of your own home.
What is a Fetal Doppler?
A fetal doppler or baby heartbeat monitor is a handheld device that uses ultrasound technology to detect a fetal heart monitor while the baby is still in the womb. If you’ve already visited your doctor’s office you may have already seen this device in use.
With advancements in modern medicine, you can purchase one online so that you can hear your baby’s heartbeat from home, on your own schedule. These devices are often used by doctors, which are trained medical professionals. When used without a doctor present they are not meant to diagnose any medical conditions.
Fetal dopplers are very easy to use. Apply a squeeze of ultrasound gel to the lower belly, turn the device on, and glide the probe above your pubic bone. You can hear the baby’s heartbeat through the external speakers or plug in headphones.
Get a Neeva Doppler for only $49.95
Before you start trying to detect your baby’s heartbeat we recommend you read how to use the fetal doppler properly:
The Neeva Fetal Doppler comes with a sample amount of ultrasound gel. You can get started as soon as you receive it. If you want to check in on your baby throughout your whole pregnancy, we recommend you purchase a full bottle of ultrasound gel.
#1 Hear Your Baby from Home
The first time you hear and see your baby during an ultrasound is an incredibly magical moment. It’s the first moment you feel that the pregnancy is real. Before that, it was just something you knew was growing inside you, but now it’s almost become a reality. Imagine you could capture that magical moment and relive it at home.
The Neeva Fetal Doppler lets you hear the baby’s heartbeat through headphones or a speaker. The LCD screen on the device displays the fetal heart rate monitor. Although the device isn’t meant to replace or diagnose any conditions, it lets you hear your baby and connect between check-ups.
#2 Peace of Mind
As we’ve mentioned, a doppler shouldn’t be used to diagnose any medical condition or issues unless its a doctor or midwife, that’s trained to do so. If you’ve had a miscarriage or going through a high-risk pregnancy, the device can bring you peace of mind.
If you feel anxious between doctor’s appointments and wants some reassurance, checking in on your baby will help you relax. Most women hear a strong reading after 12 weeks, although some have reported earlier. If you decide to try it earlier than 12 weeks and don’t hear it, it can cause unnecessary anxiety that can easily be avoided by waiting.
There are a few reasons why you wouldn’t hear your baby’s heartbeat such as if the baby moves to a different position. More information here: When Should You See Your Doctor
We always recommend recording anything that seems irregular and consulting your medical professional for advice.
#3 Involving the Family
As the soon-to-be mom, you’re the one carrying the baby and going through the pleasant and unpleasant pregnancy symptoms. Your family doesn’t get to bond with the baby until the middle of your second trimester when you start to feel kicks.
Before that, your partner may not even feel that the pregnancy is real. Family that hasn’t been able to attend your prenatal doctor’s visits are always in awe when they hear the baby’s heartbeat for the first time.
For mother’s that already have young ones at home, the fetal doppler can help introduce children to their soon to be baby brother or sister. It helps them hear their new sibling growing inside their mother and helps ease them into the idea of becoming a big brother/sister.