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How is doppler used to assess fetus?

How is doppler used to assess fetus?

Doppler: Doppler ultrasound is used to assess blood flow within the fetus and the placenta. The most common assessment is umbilical cord blood flow. Other uses include uterine artery blood flow, cardiac blood flow, and middle cerebral artery blood flow. ...Read more

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Doppler ultrasound safe for fetus?

Doppler ultrasound safe for fetus?

Doppler ultrasound: A doppler ultrasound is used to measure flow. It uses sound waves and doesn't hurt the fetus at all. ...Read more

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Is it possible to hear my babys heartbeat on a fetal doppler at 7 weeks?

Is it possible to hear my babys heartbeat on a fetal doppler at 7 weeks?

Probably not: Standard dopplers 10-12 weeks. Your dates may be incorrect ..Could you be 11 weeks? ...Read more

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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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Is at home fetal Doppler's safe to use everyday? Is exposure bad for the baby?

Is at home fetal Doppler's safe to use everyday?  Is exposure bad for the baby?

Yes: Dopplers do not produce a radiation exposure like X-rays. Dopplers are more like microphones - they detect sounds. Everyday use should be safe but you should consider only using it as directed by a physician. Frequent use may cause more worry than benefit. ...Read more

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What's doppler ultrasound exams are done on the fetus or placenta?

What's doppler ultrasound exams are done on the fetus or placenta?

Check blood flow: The doppler exam is using ultrasound to asses the blood flow to the baby or placenta. It is a tool for assessing the health of the baby and monitoring the effects of certain problems such as diabetes or hypertension. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is heart fetal doppler safe to use once a week?

Yes: There is no effect on the fetus. It will drive you to distraction as you chase your baby across your stomach though. ...Read more

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What causes nicks in my fetal artery dopplers, and how can I prevent them?

What causes nicks in my fetal artery dopplers, and how can I prevent them?

Not clear question..: If you are referring to umbilical artery abnormal doppler velocimetry, this is a specialized test for growth restricted fetuses and there is not much you can do about preventing fetal growth restriction. Avoid exercise and follow your perinatologist's instructions to avoid pregnancy complications. Hope this answers your question - if not, please try to specify what you are concerned about. ...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