The BabyBeat fetal monitor is a widely used instrument for parents-to-be. You can listen to your baby’s heartbeat as early 10-12 weeks in the comfort of your own home. This is a great way for other family members to bond with the new baby and to teach “big” brother or sister about the new baby in mommy’s belly. Many women who have had miscarriages before use the BabyBeat monitor for peace of mind. It is difficult to relax if you are always worried that something is wrong with your unborn child. Especially if you have a very inactive baby. One problem Doctors have said is it has created panic in some women if they have difficulty locating a heartbeat. On the other hand women also need to not rely on a good sounding heartbeat and ignore other warning signs that something may be wrong. The BabyBeat is to be used only for bonding with the baby and reassurance. In no way can it replace a Doctors medical advice. BabyBeat fetal monitors are FDA approved, to read the regulations click here.
BabyBeat monitors have been mentioned in numerous books written by Doctors and books loved by stars. A few of the books are “Your pregnancy week by week” By: Glade B. Curtis, Judith Schuler; “Rock star Momma: The hip guide to looking gorgeous through all nine months and beyond” Author: Skye Hoppus, Contributors: Mandi Norwood and Amy Denoun; “Your pregnancy for the Father-to-be: Everything Dads need to know about” By: Glade B Curtis, Judith Schuler. You can check out these books at Google books, you can read excerpts and find places to buy the books also.
The BabyBeat monitor has several models to choose from and is available for purchase or rent on babybeat.com. BabyBeat has a standard audio model, which is the original one they started with; an advanced audio model and an advanced audio model with a recorder. The advanced audio models have less noise interference. There are also two models with a display. One with a recorder and one without. The difference between the monitors without displays and the ones with displays is that the monitor shows in digital numbers the fetuses heartbeat rate per minute. The monitors with recorders you can transfer recordings of the babies heartbeat to your computer and save it forever. You can either purchase a BabyBeat monitor or you may rent it for the duration of your pregnancy and return it. The cost of a monitor ranges from $23.00 – $45.00 a month for a rental. Purchase prices range from $449.00 for the Advanced Technology Standard BabyBeat Doppler up to $599 for the Advanced Technology BabyBeat Display Doppler with Recorder.