I think all hospitals are different, but at our antenatal appointments, we weren't able to listen in to our little bean's heartbeat. Some of my friends were able to at their scans, so I presume it comes down to equipment at each hospital (and good ol' NHS budget).
Me being me, a bit of a worrier, I felt like we were missing out on this important part of pregnancy. It also seemed a lifetime between the first scan
and the 20-week scan. So we thought we'd go online to see if we could buy our own fetal doppler - ie a piece of equipment to listen to our baby's heartbeat. (more…)