The "Tummy Scope" Fetal Stethoscope
This professional stethoscope with a two-sided chestpeice offers high accoustic sensitivety for superior performance. A traditional bell is combined with a diaphram allowing you to switch between the two depending on your preference. The diaphram side can be used to detect sounds from within the womb such as kicks and hiccups whereas the bell shaped chestpiece can be used to detect a fetal heartbeat. Our deluxe, dual head, fetal stethoscope can sometimes detect a fetal heartbeat from as early as 24 weeks. Our Stethoscopes are backed by a 5 year warranty and are completely safe for mom and baby. Siblings and other family members may also enjoy listening in!
Dual head can be used to detect fetal and adult/child heart tones
Latex free, PVC tubing
Soft tip ear
Dual tubing for sensitive accoustic sound
Listening to the Fetal Heart
Starting at around 24 weeks, the fetal heartbeat can usually be heard without Doppler amplification (ultrasound). At this point a special stethoscope called a fetoscope can be used. The heartbeat is best heard over the baby's back, which often seems firm when you feel around the uterus. It may be difficult to hear the fetal heart by stethoscope if the mother is overweight or if the placenta is on the front wall of the uterus.
PLEASE NOTE: Every pregnancy is unique and hearing the fetal heartbeat with ease will depend on many factors, such as the position of the baby and how she/he is situated in the womb. Babies change position alot in the womb so it may be easier to detect some days more than others. Also, as the pregnancy progresses the baby's heartbeat will become easier to detect. Mothers should always consult their obstetrician with any questions or concerns regarding thier pregnancy. Feel free to bring your stethoscope along to a prenatal visit!