A baby heartbeat monitor is a really important device that you can use to help monitor your babies' development while they are still in the womb. It is becoming very popular because it really does give peace of mind to its users. You will find that if you are worried at all about how your baby is going, then this will really tell you how they are developing and if they are healthy. If you are a woman that has had complications in the past then this is a perfect way to make sure you avoid them. There are many complications that can happen during pregnancy and through early detection you will be able to make sure that none of these occur, and if they do, you can get rid of them very quickly. You can start to hear your baby's heartbeat but the fifth week of pregnancy but it is a good idea to wait until the twelfth to use this monitor because that is when it becomes more reliable. You can even record the beats now on updated monitors so that you can have that forever. Having a baby is an unbelievable experience, and you don't want to miss a thing, using a fetal Doppler means that you will be with them every step of the way and you can always know how they are going. Using a baby heartbeat monitor is actually very simple and there isn't a lot to it. Once you have used it the first time you will see that it is not a big deal at all and you will be very comfortable using it in the future. It requires very little training and almost anyone can do it. Basically the first thing you need to do is put some gel, like ultrasound gel on the probe. This really helps with transmitting the waves, and converting them into something that you can hear. Then you need to simply turn on the monitor and place the probe on your lower belly. You should move around for a while until you hear a beat and then stay in that place. You can hear the beat through the monitor and in some cases the actual number comes up on the screen, so you don't have to count. If you can't hear it at first you shouldn't worry because it can take a lot of time and you might just need to move around a lot. Remember that you baby can move into some pretty weird places and it can take some time to find the actual beat.