And which pregnant woman would not like to have a portable ultrasound device at home? The truth is that regardless of the number of pregnancies the woman has had, hearing or seeing the baby is always quite an emotion!
Of course, it would also make it much easier and dispel a lot of worry, motherly and would also help to kill the desire to see the baby every day! But as it is not yet possible or advisable for doctors to do ultrasound so often, having a fetal monitor is now a reality, at least there are ways to monitor the baby at home through the heartbeat.
Fetal monitor like Angel sound is a dream for many moms, and they are becoming more accessible to Brazilian moms every day. The home fetal monitor is a more simplified version of the hospital fetal monitor or the doctor’s office.
We can say that the home fetal monitor, has the same principle as the sonar that captures the sound of fetal heartbeat in the office, only that it has the advantage of being at hand whenever Mom wants to hear .
How Does Fetal or Angel Monitor Work?
The fetal monitor has the principle of amplifying the sound of the heart captured by microphones with doppler technology sensitive to the minimum noise of the heartbeat. It is important to know that in order to detect the heartbeat and not confuse the mother with her own, the gestational age is very important but the intensity of the heartbeat is also important.
Fetal beats are much faster than the mother’s , for example, a baby can have from 120 to 180 beats per minute! To detect the fetal heartbeat, pregnancy must be from the 12th second week , in some cases not even the 12th week depending on the baby’s position, the heartbeat is detected by the fetal monitor. So if you still haven’t been able to try again next week.
So, How to Use the Fetal Monitor?
Lying down and preferably with a full bladder, the pregnant woman looks for the baby’s heartbeat with the fetal monitor, depending on the stage of the pregnancy it may be lower than the navel, usually before the 16th week.
Gradually and as the baby grows, you can look up higher. Remember that the baby’s beats are the fastest and no, the home fetal monitor does not bring any harm to the baby or to the pregnancy, as it does not need any radiation to work.
It simply picks up the sound waves , nothing more. do not forget to always use with a water-based gel sold in pharmacies, the same gel used in ultrasounds.
The fetal monitor can vary in price, currently it costs between R $ 100 and R $ 250 reais depending on the make and model. The most used and also best known here in Brazil is Angel Sound which costs around R $ 140 in Brazil or R $ 35 Dollars for those who are able to go abroad to buy.
The stores that sell the device are the most diverse, in Brazil there is the free market that has prompt delivery and some sellers that import to sell, it is worth researching to find the model and the desired price.
There are also some models of fetal monitor with or without a digital display that shows the amount of beats and it pays to invest a little more to have this facility in the device.
There are several models of fetal monitor, brands, but Angel Sound particularly has two headphone inputs, so you can calmly enjoy the moment “listening to the baby” with the hubby.
Some fetal monitors also have the facility to have the baby’s heart sound recorded for later listening or showing to family members. Most monitors are battery operated and are very light and easy to charge. Remembering that the baby can be monitored 3 to 5 times a week and over time the pregnant woman gets the hang of using the fetal monitor!
Fetal monitor is certainly a great gift for the pregnant woman and it will surely please you!
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.