I wonder if this news will lessen the market for those portable personal heart monitors. After suffering one miscarriage for my first pregnancy, my hubby and I invested in our own monitor. The portable hand held type they use in the doctor’s office called a Doppler.
I know a lot of people are against personal use of such monitors because they say it causes unnecessary stress if you can’t find the heartbeat for example. But for us, it was just gave us a sense of well being to be able to hear the baby’s heart and know s/he was okay. Seeing my little peanut on the in office ultrasound but not seeing a heartbeat was the worst experience for us 8 years ago. I admit, I did use it less with my third child as I was well versed in counting kicks. I just knew of one too many moms who lost their babies because they didn’t know how to respond to the absence of movement or did so until it was too late and their fetuses suffered fetal demise.
We rented ours and these days several companies rent to own and sell them outright. I highly recommend using them, if for any thing, the peace of mind. And I’m not talking about the cheapy one they sell at Baby stores, but the professional grade.
I recall falling asleep with my monitor plugged in to my headphones. It was soooo soothing.