Any woman who is pregnant (or has ever been pregnant) can tell you that, though it is one of the best times in your life, it can also be the scariest. First time moms usually deal with this fact more so than moms that have been there and have children. You worry about how you will raise the child, if you will be a good enough mommy and daddy, and (most of all) if the child will be healthy. So, you take your prenatal vitamins, take all precautions on diet, exercise and sleep, and you keep all your prenatal appointments. And, up to the day of the first sonogram, when you know you will hear your baby’s heart beat for the first time, you continue to worry about health. However, at that moment when you both hear the baby’s heart beat for the first time, nothing sounds better or more beautiful – and you want to hear it every day.
The creators of the Baby Beat Fetal Monitor were listening when these desires were being voiced and they became the first company to offer Dopplers for pregnant women to use at home. This system will allow you to hear the heart beat of your unborn child whenever you desire to in the privacy of your home from as early as 10 weeks along.
Baby Beat offers five different models which range from the standard Doppler (which you might see at your doctor’s office) to the Advanced Technology Baby Beat Display Doppler with Recorder. Yes, there are two types of monitors which can allow you to record your baby’s heart beat. These recordings can be downloaded to your computer and saved for emailing, or they can be burned onto a compact disc.
You have a choice of either purchasing or renting any Doppler and you can, at any time, change your rental into a purchase and all rental monies will apply toward your purchase. The rental prices range anywhere from twenty dollars to forty-five dollars a month, and the purchase prices range from four-hundred-and-forty-nine dollars to five-hundred-and ninety-nine dollars. It is also recommended that the additional purchase of ultrasound gel be made at the rate of ten dollars a bottle. Though lotion has proved to work, it can create static that interferes with the quality of the sound.
One question that comes to mind when contemplating this type of purchase or rental is, is this safe? The answer, yes. The home Doppler systems are regulated by the FDA and over thirty years of studies have proved that no adverse effects have ever been demonstrated from ultrasound testing. In fact, most ultrasound testing is more beneficial than not.
Baby Beat also offers breast pumps and baby scales in addition to the Baby Beat Fetal Monitor, which has proved to be the best in the business. For further information or to make a purchase, please visit their website at www.babybeat.com.