Re: Would you get an extra free ultrasound?
The fetal monitors you get at places like walmart are not dopplers, they are microphones. Often you cannot hear your baby's heartbeat until 30 wks, or so, with them. Look on ebay for an inexpensive doppler, you can get one for about $100 and have it to reassure you through the whole pregnancy! At 10wks (11, by the time your doppler) you should be able to hear your LO's heartbeat with little problem.
ETA: I wouldn't have an U/S from one of those places, but only because I hate their politics, not because I am afraid of too many U/Ss or being w/ someone other than my MW.
Thia, semi-crunchy wife to G (2005) and mama to Ashur (9/2006) and Julian (3/2010-birth story
). Bfing, Dr. Bob vaxing, sling wearing, extended rear facing
Little girl, Seren Elise, born at home 11/18! Birth Story
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