A 32-year-old female asked:

I use a fetal doppler for quick few minutes last two to three weeks to check babies position by locating heart rate. i read it can harm tissues inside but doesn't the fetal heart rate monitor for nst use sound waves like a fetal heart rate doppler?

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Dr. Brad Douglas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Well we as obgyns use ultrasound / Doppler all the time
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