We used the fetal doppler we rented from baby beats for the first time today. The literature explained that the heart beat sounds like galloping horses and the placenta/umbilical cord sounds like a whoosh or wind through the trees. Well, we didn’t find the heart beat at 11w4d, but did hear the whooshing very clearly. Our approach was to just see what happens and not stress if we can’t find it right away. So it didn’t cause panic to not find it. I’m definitely feeling bigger than I have with other pregnancies that I’ve lost, so I am tentatively feeling positive. Six more days until the NT scan and doc appt. Six more days until some reassurance.
Fetal doppler August 30, 2008