I had my 18w appt with my midwife (actually with the backup midwife who I don't like very much). Anyway, as soon as she put the doppler on my belly, the baby kicked me and continued to jab at me until we took the doppler away. The midwife smiled and said "cute", but I didn't think it was very cute. I honestly didn't think he liked it very much.
I read a lot about the possible dangers of ultrasounds and dopplers during my last pregnancy and was ready to avoid them at that point, but then they didn't seem to affect my baby's movement and I really trusted my midwife at the time.
Now that I have a baby that's reacting so strongly (and a midwife I'm not so hot on), I'm thinking about asking to limit the use of a doppler as much as possible. I'm also rethinking the 20w US I had scheduled.
Does anyone have thoughts on this?