How do the BabyBeat fetal Dopplers compare to other Dopplers on the market?
BabyBeat only carries USA made Dopplers. Why? Those are the only Dopplers we trust. And we would only recommend to our customers something that we would feel comfortable using ourselves. BabyBeat units are all FDA regulated and cleared to market. They meet stringent quality control standards. Many Chinese and Korean Dopplers do not meet these requirements.
BabyBeat Dopplers are made to last. While you may only rent our units for a short time, they are durable, quality products. Many foreign Dopplers are basically made to throw out after one use. So while they are cheaper to buy, they most likely end up in a landfill after a few months.
BabyBeat Dopplers are medical equipment. All of our units are high-quality professional Dopplers, just like your doctor uses. They are much more sensitive and pick up earlier in pregnancy than other models. Many foreign units are not even classified as medical equipment (and therefore power levels are not regulated).
Are BabyBeat Dopplers safe to use? How often?
Doppler ultrasound devices manufactured in the USA are regulated by the FDA. Years of studies have shown no harmful effects on the fetus from these units. Studies show "In 30 years of regular use, no adverse effects have ever been demonstrated from ultrasound testing. Research has been done investigating both the noise produced in utero and the heat produced by ultrasound, and no problems have ever been detected from its use in exposed babies. There is no reason to feel uncomfortable about the use of ultrasound during pregnancy and there are great benefits to using it."
- The BabyBeat Doppler should not be used in any way for diagnostic or medical purposes by anyone other than a medical professional.
- BabyBeat should not be used as a substitute for regular prenatal care by a medical practitioner. Any concerns about your pregnancy should be addressed to your care provider.
- Fetal heartbeat is not the only indicator of fetal well being. If you have any concerns, please consult with your care provider.
On how often to use the BabyBeat Doppler, we always recommend that you discuss this with your healthcare provider although it is regulated by the FDA to be safe for continuous use.
What guarantee do the Dopplers have?
BabyBeat carries the best guarantee in the industry. Please see our Total Customer Satisfaction Guarantee.
What if I am having trouble finding the heartbeat?
Please refer to the Tips on Using the BabyBeat Doppler.
How does the Doppler rental billing work?
On the day the BabyBeat Doppler is shipped, the credit card given is initially charged the rental fee plus shipping charges. The card is then charged the rental fee each month on that date (if you prepaid, your account will begin billing monthly once you have completed the prepaid cycle). When returning the BabyBeat fetal Doppler, please contact us and let us know the unit is coming back. We will hold on the billing for 7 days past your next bill date.
How long does it take to receive the BabyBeat Doppler once I place my order?
Your BabyBeat Doppler will ship the same if ordered before 6pm EST (3pm PST) Monday-Friday, otherwise it will ship out the next business day. See shipping page for more information.
Is there a minimum amount of time required on the rental?
No, with BabyBeat you can rent the Doppler for just one month or however many months you would like. The credit card on file will continue to bill each month until the unit is returned.
What if I decide I want to purchase the Doppler after I have already rented it?
With the BabyBeat Dopplers all current rental fees apply toward the purchase of the Doppler. The Doppler will be billed up to the full rent-to-own price, not the discounted or sale purchase price.