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Are home doppler monitors a good investment?

Are home doppler monitors a good investment?

Not really: Opinions will differ, but with obstetric care, you have open access to your obstetrician, usually for an unlimited number of visits. If you want reassurance of the baby's heartbeat, i'd rather you come in to see me than make yourself nervous with a home monitor. If you do decide to get one, remember that finding the heartbeat, especially early on, is not necessarily easy. Don't go crazy. ...Read more

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How do they monitor twins during labor?

How do they monitor twins during labor?

Monitoring twins: There are special twin monitors that will track both heart rates during labor. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is doppler babys heart monitor?

Could you explain what is doppler babys heart monitor?

Baby heart monitor: Doppler monitor allows you to hear your unborn baby's heart beat anytime you like, anywhere you wish. ...Read more

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Exercise stress test, 24 hour holter monitor, echo doppler test--which is done first?

Exercise stress test, 24 hour holter monitor, echo doppler test--which is done first?

For what?: These tests provide different information and have different indications. Stress tests are to look for evidence to support a diagnosis of symptomatic blocked coronary arteries. Holtor is used to evaluate for dysthymia. Echocardiogram is useful to look at the heart valves and other features. Choosing the right test depends on what symptoms you are having. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Almost 10 weeks pregnant with mono twins can't find hb on doppler. I have a tilted uterus would that make it harder to detect them is this normal ?Worried

Almost 10 weeks pregnant with mono twins can't find hb on doppler. I have a tilted uterus would that make it harder to detect them is this normal ?Worried

What did your OB say: Your OB should have told u that u cannot always hear a htbeat with doppler at 10 weeks , esp if the uterus is retroverted , obviously the way to tell for sure would be to do an ultrasound. ...Read more

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After ivf, 1st u/s at 7 weeks: twins measured 8.76 mm, 7.86 mm My 2nd u/s at 8 wks, 12.63mm 153bpm, 12.2mm 163bpm Are these good results?

After ivf, 1st u/s at 7 weeks: twins measured 8.76 mm, 7.86 mm My 2nd u/s at 8 wks, 12.63mm 153bpm, 12.2mm 163bpm  Are these good results?

Discuss with your ob: As s/he will have the most information about your pregnancy and your health. The data you report is absolutely consistent with norms in twin pregnancies. But why accept an imperfect answer when you could get a more informed answer. Ring your ob & be well! ...Read more