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Old 10-04-2009, 06:56 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am attending my first primary in April (YAY!) and my bags are ready. The only thing that I don't have is a doppler. I have everything else. I am the mother of five, including one year old twins, and I don't have hundreds of dollars for a doppler. At the same time, I don't want a peice of crap either.

I need a waterproof one for waterbirths.

Any suggestions?

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Old 10-04-2009, 06:58 PM
 
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I got a great waterproofish 3mhz one on ebay for about 100.

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Ebay always has a doppler called a Sonotrax, sold used and new both. Seems plenty reliable, comes in 2 &3mgz and waterproof probe. Costs around $150.
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I have a Sonotrax waterproof and it works just fine. I paid $125 for it. No complaints!
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I also have a Sonotrax waterproof.

The high-volume birth clinic I worked in during the summer used Sonotrax as well. Each one got used probably 50x a week for months and could take a lot of wear and tear.

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I have a Sonotrax and a Huntleigh (From Stork Radio) and I must say the Sonotrax works, but the audio quality isn't that good. Not as good as the Huntleigh. But it works, you just have to turn it up loud and there's a lot of static.

Do others have any complaints about the sound quality?
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When the battery gets low, the sound quality lowers as well, but with a fresh battery the sound is fine, to me anyway. I make sure the volume is on the lowest setting before placing it on mama's belly, and then turn it way down again before shutting it off, and that limits the annoying static noise. But I don't find it any more staticky than my Huntleigh.
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I have a Sonotrax and a Huntleigh (From Stork Radio) and I must say the Sonotrax works, but the audio quality isn't that good. Not as good as the Huntleigh. But it works, you just have to turn it up loud and there's a lot of static.

Do others have any complaints about the sound quality?
Yup, me. I couldn't turn the volume loud enough (IMO) on the Sonotrax so I sent it back to Stork Radio on eBay and exchanged it for a Huntleigh which I like a lot better.

JMO though...
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Huntleigh use to have problems with the battery cover breaking easily has that been fixed?
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Mine has never come off without me intentionally removing it to change the battery... my own midwife has a Huntleigh too and I never noticed her battery coming off either.

Has anyone tried the DigiDop? It seems like a neat doppler if it works as advertised.
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Every huntleigh the practice I work for has is duct taped and rubberbanded together. I love my IMEX pocket dop. Its worked perfectly for me for 7 years.
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Every huntleigh the practice I work for has is duct taped and rubberbanded together. I love my IMEX pocket dop. Its worked perfectly for me for 7 years.

Yep, I've replaced my battery door on my Huntleigh. But the sound quality is soo good - compared to tinny sounds or static on others. I just love it so much.
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