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#1 of 6 Old 01-15-2011, 07:15 AM - Thread Starter
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Hello beautiful midwives!


I have one year of school left and I want to ask for a doppler this year for my birthday. Could you lovely ladies please tell me which brand you use, why you like it and any complaints about it?


I prefer one with a digital readout and waterproof probe since I LOVE waterbirth :)


Thanks so much ladies

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I really love Huntleigh dopplers. The sound quality is really good and they are waterproof probes. The thing I don't like is that repairs are expensive and my daughter just broke mine. I am considering replacing it with a sonotrax since I mostly use a fetoscope anyhow and the sonotrax would be so much cheaper to buy then to repair my doppler. I have a nicolet elite as an extra that is at my office, but it isn't waterproof so I wouldn't take it to births with me.

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I have an ebay doppler - it works great and is waterproof. 

My medasonic is easily broken, but has superior sound quality.  I've never seen a huntleigh without broken plastic.  The tria has a funny squeel that is just unacceptable. 

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I bought a used Huntleigh in 2007 and it is still going strong (no broken plastic either)... at one point I thought it was dying and bought an Elite 100 but the Huntleigh lived on (apparently I had a batch of batteries that didn't last long).  I don't like the sound quality of the Elite as well as the Huntleigh so keep it as a spare.  I wasn't all that impressed with the Sonotrax so exchanged it for the used Huntleigh.


I'm curious about the DigiDop... backlit display and the probe attachs to the unit magnetically so no parts to get broken.  The sound is supposed to be really good but I haven't met anyone who has one.

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Almost every Huntleigh I encountered as a student was broken, typcially where the probe attaches to the base, so I went for a Tria by Medasonics. I purchased a refurbished one and LOVE it. I love the sound, for me it's a far more pleasant sound quality than the Huntleigh which always seemed pretty staticy. I also love that the probe attached to the base by a magnet so there are no parts to break, no fussing to reattach it. And it's lavender!

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Thanks so much. I am going to look more into those and ask around to my local midwives too.

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