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Fetal Doppler

A fetal Doppler is a handheld ultrasound device that uses sound waves (similar to a radar gun) to detect and amplify the fetal heartbeat. It does not create images, unlike a traditional ultrasound. Dopplers are primarily used by healthcare professionals during prenatal care to: Confirm pregnancy: This is typically done in the first trimester, around 8-12 weeks. Monitor fetal heart rate (FHR): Tracking FHR is crucial for assessing the baby’s well-being throughout pregnancy. Normal FHR usually ranges from 110 to 160 beats per minute (bpm). Estimate gestational age: Early in pregnancy, FHR measurements can be used to estimate how far along the woman is. Safety and Usage The safety of fetal Dopplers done by trained healthcare professionals is generally considered low. Ultrasound examinations follow established guidelines to minimize exposure. However ,There is limited research on their potential long-term effects on the developing fetus. It’s essential to consult with your healthcare professional  before using a home-use Doppler. They can discuss the potential risks and benefits in the context of your individual pregnancy. Remember: Prenatal care is essential for a healthy pregnancy and delivery. Your healthcare provider is the best source of guidance and information specific to you and your baby. If you have any concerns about have a fetal Doppler Test, consult with us for any  prenatal care cure please ask without any hesitation. I hope this information empowers you to make informed decisions regarding your prenatal care.