I am looking for suggestions for supplies and equipment suited to self-prenatal care. I am currently seeing a CPM, but I would like to be more involved and aware in my care this time around.
I have just ordered this urine test strip kit and this blood pressure monitor, which claims to be "automatic" so I assume no particular skill is required to operate it. I would like to order a fetoscope as well.
Not being experienced, I am not sure of which specific products work best nor which ones a lay person might have a better chance of using properly. This fetoscope I found has reviews that mention the ear buds need to be replaced for better listening and/or comfort, so I've decided to seek advice before ordering.
I welcome any feedback on the items I have ordered and suggestions for additional supplies I have not yet considered. TIA!
Sorry, I have no answers for you but hopefully BUMPING this up will get you some.
breastfeeding baby-wearing bed-sharing herb growing/using no circ'ing Mama
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I was looking at the strips you are ordering - it looks like they are for liver/kidney infection type detection. Am I wrong in thinking the test strips usually used in the doctor's office during prenatal visits also tested for protein in the urine? I, myself, am wondering what type of strips I should buy and from where so I'm just curious about all this.
Edit: Hmm... I looked again and it does look like those do test for protein.
Rachel, mom to 5 children and expecting another in 2014!
There are different kinds of test strips. I got the ones from the below listing. They test for Glucose, Protein, pH, Blood, and Ketone.