Necessity of use of fetal doppler
Fetal Heart Rate (FHR) is an important factor in identifying fetal health.
By monitoring changes in the FHR, it is possible to detect and anticipate unpleasant embryonic conditions such as hypoxia, anoxia, fetal distress, nuchal cord and so on.
With the fetal doppler you can listen your baby's heart rate and monitor any changes, from the convenience of your home and any time you feel like it.
The fetal doppler is a powerful tool for safety of the embryo.
FHR changes are more noticeable during the following periods:
1. Within 30 minutes from the time the pregnant woman wakes up.
2. Within 60 minutes of the pregnant woman finishing her meal.
3. Within 30 minutes of the pregnant woman lying down to sleep.
For the above three periods, due to the change in the pregnant woman's physical condition, the body needs more oxygen supply and therefore the relative oxygen for the fetus is less. Therefore, it is easy to get symptoms like fetal hypoxia.
Monitoring the FHR during these periods will ensure the the health of the embryo.
As the above time periods can only be checked at home, the use of fetal doppler by pregnant women is crucial.
We advise pregnant women to measure the FHR every morning, midday and evening for about 1 minute at a time and record the results for future reference.
In general, medicine considers as:
1. Normal FHR to be 120 ~ 160 beats per minute.
2. Slightly fast from 161 to 180 beats per minute.
3. Very fast if beats per minute are more than 181.
4. Slightly slow from 119 to 100 beats per minute.
5. Very slow if beats per minuteare 99 or less.
If you find a FHR outside the normal range, contact your gynecologist as soon as possible.
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