A home Doppler is a device that uses Doppler ultrasound waves to allow you to listen to your baby’s heartbeat during your pregnancy. These products are promoted as a device to help you bond with your baby and give you peace of mind. These can be incredibly reassuring if you have a high-risk pregnancy or if you previously experienced a miscarriage. The big question is whether a home Doppler is safe to use. While there have been no studies on humans, some studies performed on animals give us some insight into the safety of a Doppler ultrasound. This episode answers the question about whether a home Doppler is safe to use during your pregnancy.
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