Everything has its own tricks and tips for doing it effectively and knowing these tips and tricks can make your work much easier. When it comes to using a Doppler device, there is no single strategy that can be considered to be suitable for all the cases. The experiences that pregnant women have during the course of their pregnancies vary from one woman to woman. In the same way, the manner in which a Doppler device is used should vary to reflect the personal experiences of the woman in question. The uniqueness of your journey pregnancy is what makes the moment special, but unfortunately, it is also what makes it difficult to say for sure if a Doppler method can work or not.
If you have been using a Doppler device without any success, you may want to try out the following pointers to see if you might have better luck.
Time of day and a need to pee
People say all kinds of things about pregnancy and one the things they say is that during morning hours, pregnant women are usually least bloated. As such, this may increase the chances of being successful when using a Doppler device. You will hear the heartbeat of your baby much better when you monitor it using a Doppler device early in the morning. Even though there is not research that can be relied upon to prove this assumption, it is worth trying because you don’t lose anything by trying anyway.
Also, having a full bladder may increase your chances of success. A full bladder usually helps with elevating the uterus so that the fetus is pushed further out of the pelvic cavity. You need your baby as forward from the pelvic cavity as possible so that you can get a better reading of their heartbeat.
Sonography is usually affected a lot by body tissue. When you have more body tissue, the sound waves that are used to register the baby’s heartbeat will have to travel through a lot of mass before getting to the baby and back with a heartbeat reading. As such, people who are overweight or obese will usually have a harder time detecting the heartbeat of their child. They might have to try several minutes beyond the average time frame before they can get a heartbeat.
This wouldn’t be a problem if a Doppler device didn’t have a heating effect, but it does. Baby heartbeat monitor devices usually produce heat energy which can heat tissues of the pregnant woman and the baby, causing congenital defects in the unborn child.
Ask for assistance
We all need some help at some point and doing fetal heartbeat monitoring for the first few times are some of those moments when you should have help. You can ask your partner to be around during the first few times for the calming effect that can bring you. Having someone close can not only keep you calm but the extra set of ears can help you confirm what you hear on the speakers or headphone as you monitor your baby’s heartbeat.