NO I bought mine on ebay ( new) as only cost £80 inc gel and p&p - and I know I can sell it on again aterwards - much cheaper if you want it for several months - even tho baby is kicking lots MOST of the time now I still use it when he/she has a quiet spell and I 'need'(!) to check!
Also bought mine on Ebay (new) for £75. It's the same model as is sold elsewhere for £150+. The seller was dopplermike and he's a great help if you're struggling to use it. I used mine plenty in the first/second trimester but less so as baby is moving around. Now I only use it if I take a panic!
meant to add lots of ladie son dec thread hire theres but only reason i didnt is because it doesnt display heartbeat then so could be picking up ur own etc and i wanted to see heart rate...nosey so n so that i am
The heartrate display is definately worth having. I knew I had found baby before my ears could really pick it out as tit was picking up a heartrate of 150 and I knew that wasn't me (mine was 120 though at the time becuase I was nervous!). A bit of adjusting and I 'homed in' on the signal!
yep mine was from doppler mike too - maybe it wasn't £80 - could be my bad memory!
one of the hire sites ( babypulse???)has a place where you can listen and hear what it should sound like so that you don't get confused with your own heart beat - I agree that the display is really useful though. It showed me just how dramatically the heart beat dropped after my 12 week scan ( litterally from one day to the next) and thus what my stress levels were doing to baby - made me chill out BIG TIME!
Just wanted to say thank you for the replies. I hired a doppler from babybeats (ordered at 1pm and arrived next morning!) and it's great. Was reassuring to hear heartbeat..now i just need to work out bpm! Thank you xx