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Old 11-28-2011, 09:55 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Which did you prefer or is easier to use. The doppler I am looking has a screen that says the heart rate but is $60 and that seems cheap for one that will actually work but the I am worried that the fetoscope will be hard to use.


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I used a fetoscope, but they can be tricky if you are not used to listening for heart tones. I would say a $60 doppler is probably not of the best quality but worth a try if you have the extra money. A fetoscope is only $10 r $15 dollars on Amazon so if the doppler doesn't work you could always return it and easily get the fetoscope.

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I use a fetoscope and was able to find a hb at 15 weeks- then again 18 weeks and now every time I try.  I am not comfortable with us or doppler use so that was the main reason for choosing the fetoscope.  They are not hard to use either, imo. 


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