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A 22-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to use a fetal doppler at home to listen to your babys heart beat whenever you want?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: It is safe. Enjoy your baby!!
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Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Doppler: There is no evidence that ultrsound waves or doppler are dangerous for your pregnancy.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Neonatology 38 years experience
Yes, but best by OB: Anything used in moderation can be considered safe, and with normal use, Doppler is a very safe, non-invasive way to monitor your baby's heartbeat. However, if you are not an expert, the interpretation of what you find is subject to your lack of expertise - don't make yourself a nervous wreck over your baby(fetus)'s health. Ask your OB their opinion on this for a more specific piece of advice
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Nov 26, 2015
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