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post #21 of 34
um yeah. for real. try it.
post #22 of 34
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Originally Posted by majikfaerie View Post
um yeah. for real. try it.

No disrespect, I just think it's really cute! I can imagine one of my siblings trying this.

Duh, sometimes it's the simple things in life that work the best!


And I am going to try, lol. I will have to go about doing this without telling DH what is going on. Hahaha, he will be giving me funny looks.
post #23 of 34

yep!
so who will you get to try it with if not your DH?
besides; it's recycling!
post #24 of 34
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Originally Posted by majikfaerie View Post

yep!
so who will you get to try it with if not your DH?
besides; it's recycling!
I figure I should choose someone for the funny factor...like my teen brother. And let him in on it so he really acts the part.
post #25 of 34
classic! let us know how it goes
post #26 of 34
i wouldn't use a stethoscope but rather a fetoscope or like a PP mentioned, a pinard horn. i can usually hear the heartbeat with a fetoscope from 20 weeks onwards.

and just a little heads up to SevenVeils. when i read the first post, i actually had the same thought "if one can't tell where their own bladder is, then maybe they are not the best candidate for a UC". i mean, birth is natural and i wholeheartedly agree with the not having to be an expert to give birth.. but that said, you should at least know basic body parts (and yes, the bladder is a basic body part - it's an organ).
i don't think she meant any disrespect and to be honest, your original post screamed out that you were not very informed about the body in general. it doesn't matter what you claim to have studied 10 posts down the track, what matters is what she was responding to. for someone who has been studying birth for years, i am surprised that you would go from a stethoscope straight to a doppler without considering/knowing about a fetoscope.

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"what i was trying to say was...if you have to pee really, really often, not just often could it be some clue as to where the baby is....."
not always. the reduced space in general is enough to have you peeing every 10 minutes. at 10 weeks with this pregnancy, i noticed i would go toilet every hour almost on the dot. i had no UTI but the increasing size of the womb was already putting pressure on my small bladder.

anyway, i've said enough. best of luck with the birth.
post #27 of 34
Just curious, but do you have any idea what kind of sound you're listening for? The fetal heartbeat in utero doesn't sound like what we think of a heartbeat as. It's possible you've heard it & didn't realize. A midwife once told me it sounds like a watch ticking under a pillow. Personally, I think it sounds kind of like a train rumbling on a track that is almost out of hearing range, a bit closer the further you get but still more like a train than the 'lub dub, lub dub' sound we tend to think of as a heartbeat.
post #28 of 34
Any luck, mama?
post #29 of 34
Hello,

I removed several posts debating the safety of ultrasounds and doppler from this thread as it was not helping the OP and was taking the thread off-topic. If one wishes to discuss that topic please post a thread in Birth and Beyond to do so, it doesn't belong in threads asking for assistance.

Also, please focus on the OP's situation. The UC forum does not require everyone agree but if you cannot post nice please don't.

Thanks.
post #30 of 34
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Originally Posted by Devaskyla View Post
Just curious, but do you have any idea what kind of sound you're listening for? The fetal heartbeat in utero doesn't sound like what we think of a heartbeat as. It's possible you've heard it & didn't realize. A midwife once told me it sounds like a watch ticking under a pillow. Personally, I think it sounds kind of like a train rumbling on a track that is almost out of hearing range, a bit closer the further you get but still more like a train than the 'lub dub, lub dub' sound we tend to think of as a heartbeat.
or a horse galloping. i actually love the sound of the fetal heartbeat using a fetoscope. the doppler makes the sound really ugly and distorted, like a drum with lots of static around it, pounding.
post #31 of 34
UC can mean different things to different people. let's remember that. while I am not saying anyone should blindly go into hunky dory, there are MANY people that are on the side that you do not need to know everything in order to give birth. in other words, you need basic ideas of what is happen, but mostly you need intuition and trust. some feel it's dangerous to know TOO MUCH b/c it creates doubt about your body's ability to work without you mentally understanding it. let's remember our bodies work regardless of us consciously understanding it in full.

if some of us don't agree with this midnset, that it totally ok. but it's not our decisions about what other people UC. let's remember how much the OBs "know" from study and "mentally" understanding everything. what has that proven? to only cause doubt of the but, not encourage faith and understanding on a deeper level.


if we have real concerns and mean them "gentle" truly the gentle thing would be to PM the person about it privately, not by making them feel stupid in front of the entire group.
even if it was done in concern. but we should never publically disgrace another, as that only put doubt in their heart and in their abilities. If there is concern and it's taken gently to them in private, it's much more receptive and helpful. as truly, sometimes there IS cause for concern in these situations
post #32 of 34
sorry if that last post was O/T...
post #33 of 34
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Originally Posted by Devaskyla View Post
A midwife once told me it sounds like a watch ticking under a pillow.
This is exactly how I was going to describe it. Or under a mattress, maybe. I could hear the HB in both of my prior pregnancies with a really cheap stethascope in the right conditions, although I don't remember when it started.

I think that baby position, placental position, and maternal fat are all big factors. I imagine a posterior baby with an anterior placenta on a well-padded mama would be almost impossible to pick up a HB on. Not saying that you have any of those, I was just illustrating.
post #34 of 34
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Originally Posted by HennyPenny View Post
UC can mean different things to different people. let's remember that. while I am not saying anyone should blindly go into hunky dory, there are MANY people that are on the side that you do not need to know everything in order to give birth. in other words, you need basic ideas of what is happen, but mostly you need intuition and trust. some feel it's dangerous to know TOO MUCH b/c it creates doubt about your body's ability to work without you mentally understanding it. let's remember our bodies work regardless of us consciously understanding it in full.

if some of us don't agree with this midnset, that it totally ok. but it's not our decisions about what other people UC. let's remember how much the OBs "know" from study and "mentally" understanding everything. what has that proven? to only cause doubt of the but, not encourage faith and understanding on a deeper level.


if we have real concerns and mean them "gentle" truly the gentle thing would be to PM the person about it privately, not by making them feel stupid in front of the entire group.
even if it was done in concern. but we should never publically disgrace another, as that only put doubt in their heart and in their abilities. If there is concern and it's taken gently to them in private, it's much more receptive and helpful. as truly, sometimes there IS cause for concern in these situations
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