Fetal Doppler monitors have been in use for over 50 years, but the use of the device has changed within the last two decades. The intended use was originally for healthcare professionals to monitor a baby’s heartbeat during prenatal check-ups, but since the rise in technology Fetal Doppler monitors have become very popular for personal use.
ToronTek-R88 Doppler monitors are one of the more recent monitors to join the market, with advanced features that allow you to safely detect your baby’s heartbeat using the highest quality probe and save the recording for you to treasure forever.
There are many other features to ToronTek-R88 Doppler monitors and benefits to using this device in general during your pregnancy. This article will clarify what they are and how you can begin enjoying your pregnancy with peace of mind and creating early bonds with your unborn baby.
What is a Fetal Doppler monitor?
A Fetal Doppler monitor is a hand-held portable device used to listen to your unborn baby’s heartbeat as easy as 12 weeks into your pregnancy. Similar to ultrasounds done by your health care professional, a Fetal Doppler monitor uses ultrasonic sound waves to retrieve your baby’s heartbeat.
ToronTek-R88 Doppler Features
ToronTek-R88 Doppler monitors are advanced with LCD digital display and three different mode settings for more accurate readings:
- Real-time Display shows you the heart rate numerically
- Average Display shows you a more stable reading
- Manual Display allows you to calculate an average heart rate over a specific period of time
The R88 Doppler is also equipped with a recording cable, headphone socket, built-in loudspeaker to listen to your baby’s heartbeat without headphones, and a waterproof 3MHz probe to retrieve the highest quality sound of your baby’s heartbeat.
Benefits of using a Fetal Doppler Monitor
Having a Fetal Doppler monitor at home allows you to hear your baby’s heartbeat whenever you like, providing peace of mind and assurance when you need it most. Hearing the sound of your baby’s heartbeat during these times is an immeasurable feeling. For busy fathers who may not be able to attend prenatal check-ups, Fetal Doppler monitors are perfect for including them in the development of your baby. The use of the device is especially comforting to first time expecting parents and/or expecting parents who have had difficult pregnancies. This device helps decrease stress and helps create first bonds with those closest to you and your baby during the first 9 months of your baby’s life.
Note: Fetal Doppler monitor’s intended use is to provide comfort, assurance and create early bonds. The device should not be used for diagnostic or medical purposes and should not be used as a substitute for regular prenatal care by a medical practitioner.
Below are some reviews from expecting families who have used ToronTek-R88 Doppler.
My wife and I are very satisfied with your product. Being a couple that experienced a loss; it is very assuring for my wife to be able to hear the baby’s heartbeat whenever she wants. We were even able to hear the baby’s heartbeat at 10 weeks! Now that we’re almost at 20 weeks, it’s loud and clear!
Thank you for having such a thing available to the public. It’s a great piece of mind when I wasn’t too far along to be able to listen to the heartbeat and know okay this is real. And now that I am further along, when I’m not having a good day or haven’t felt it move too much in the day I can lay back and listen to it when I want without worrying that I haven’t felt it in a while. It’s still beating strong. As a first time mom best decision I made. Thank you, I love it!
Rose Larden and Mark Chabot
My boyfriend and I love it as it gives us that sense of relief as we had a miscarriage last year at 9 weeks. We are now 19 weeks and so far everything has been going smoothly. ToronTek Doppler helps us out a lot as I was getting anxious anytime an appointment comes up. It also gives us a tremendous joy hearing our baby’s heartbeat thank you! We are both satisfied and this was our best purchase in pregnancy!
Overcome Anxiety with Reassurance
Overcoming miscarriage can be a lengthy and overwhelming process and on top of that, thinking about pregnancy after miscarriage can be very stressful and confusing. You may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious and confused about what caused your miscarriage and when to begin trying to conceive again.Before beginning to try to conceive again, it is important to understand what anxiety is and what cause these symptoms.
Anxiety during pregnancy is extremely common. According to Healy Smith, M.D., a reproductive psychiatrist at the Women’s Mental Health Clinic at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, research has shown that up to 33 percent of women experience clinical depression or an anxiety disorder at some point during pregnancy.
Raising this concern to your doctor may be a difficult step as you may feel ashamed that you are feeling this way, but it is important to not suffer alone.
Some symptoms you may be feeling could consist of:
- Excessive worry that is uncontrollable
- Tension/muscle aches
- Disruptive sleep patterns
- Consistently restless
- Poor concentration
There are safe ways to help reduce these symptoms that will not affect you or your baby.
Here are three safe and simple steps to help reduce anxiety symptoms and allow you to begin enjoying your pregnancy!
Stop researching symptoms
With technology right at our finger tips, we begin abusing our resources by over researching, which begins to create unnecessary stress and anxiety.
Google is a great tool to connect with mom blogs, parental magazines, etc. to learn more about what to expect as a new parent or essential baby-must-haves etc. But it if not a diagnostic tool.
If you are concerned about how you are feeling, contact your doctor immediately. Avoid Dr. Google!
Treatments are not a sign of weakness and the best part about these treatments are that they are proven to be safe for both you and your baby!
Treatments such as cognitive behavior therapy and acupuncture are great treatments for managing and influencing moods, as well as, increased intake of Omega-3 essential fatty acids are great natural mood-boosting supplement.
Purchase a Fetal Doppler
Research has not proven Fetal Doppler device to be dangerous for your baby, but like anything, it is important to use the device in moderation. Fetal Doppler devices, also known as Fetal Heart Monitors, have been around for many years and have acted as a reassuring device for many moms-to-be. The device allows expecting mothers to safely hear their baby’s heartbeat in the comfort of their own home as early as 8 weeks into their pregnancy.
Hearing your baby develop throughout your pregnancy and sharing these moments with your partner, relatives and close friends not only creates early bonds with those closest to you, but also helps provide comfort and reassurance.
Djeneba Kan, a recent ToronTek customer, purchased our R88 Fetal Doppler after she had a miscarriage. Below she shares her positive experience using the R88 Fetal Doppler during her second pregnancy.
Djeneba Kan – December 22, 2016
I had a miscarriage and I was anxious on my second pregnancy. ToronTek Doppler has been really handy calming me down and helping me and my husband. definitely worth it.
Pregnancy is a time for growing and learning. Fetal Doppler devices allow moms-to-be to grow with their baby as early as 8 weeks, before their baby’s first kick.
5 Reasons Why Expecting Parents Should Have a Fetal Doppler
Whether you are a relative, close friend or an expecting parent yourself, pregnancy is a very exciting time for all! Looking for the perfect baby shower gift or a cool baby gadget for yourself has you reading many articles and blogs on all the baby-must-haves.
A Fetal Doppler baby monitor may just top what you have seen thus far!
Fetal Doppler devices, also known as Fetal Heart Monitors, allow moms-to-be to safely hear their baby’s heartbeats in the comfort of their own home, providing comfort and reassurance as early as 8 weeks into their pregnancy.
Hearing your baby develop throughout your pregnancy and sharing these moments with your partner is only one reason why choosing to purchase a Fetal Doppler device is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!
Here are 5 key reasons why you should consider a Fetal Doppler device.
1. Easy-to-use and portable
Fetal Doppler devices use ultrasound technology and ultrasonic gel to safety locate the baby’s heartbeat using a probe attached to the monitor. The battery-operated device sends ultrasound waves that pass through your skin and tissue and reflect your baby’s heartbeat. The ultrasonic gel helps to transmit the sound waves, producing a more accurate sound.
The ToronTek R88 Pocket Fetal Doppler device includes LCD digital display that provides three modes including real-time Fetal Heart Rate (FHR) display, averaged FHR display and manual display that allows you to view the fetal heart rate for an 8 beat period.
2. Reduces pregnancy anxiety
For expecting mothers, it is normal to experience anxiety during the early stages of your pregnancy as you begin to worry about your baby’s physical development and overall health.
Fetal Doppler devices help provide peace of mind in the comfort of your own home. These devices are especially great as they can detect your baby’s heartbeat as early as 8 weeks, before you can feel your baby’s first movements.
3. Involves your partner in your pregnancy
It is important for your partner to be actively involved in your pregnancy. As a mom-to-be, you are instantly connected to the little one in your belly, but for dads-to-be that connection may not occur until they physically meet your little one.
Using a Fetal Doppler can help create the early connection between dads-to-be and the baby. Especially for dads-to-be that are busy and cannot attend ultrasound appointments, Fetal Doppler devices are the perfect solution to helping involve dads-to-be in your pregnancy.
4. Helps siblings adjust to having a sibling
Although a new baby is an exciting and joyful time for expecting parents, the arrival of a new baby in the household can be challenging for firstborn siblings. It is common for expecting parents to feel anxious about how their firstborn may respond to the arrival of their new baby and how long it will take for them to adjust. Introducing a Fetal Doppler to siblings-to-be in the early stages of your baby’s life can help create an early bond and help reduce jealousy upon the arrival of your baby.
5. A memorable gift that will forever
The ToronTek R88 Handheld Fetal Doppler is not only easy-to-use, portable and waterproof, but it creates first bonds, allows you to save the recording of your baby’s heartbeat and can be used for all pregnancies.
Fetal Doppler’s are truly an all-in-one, forever lasting and reusable device that you are sure to love!