The fetal Doppler uses sound waves to pick up your baby's heartbeat.Most women first hear their baby's heartbeat during a routine checkup that uses the fetal Doppler early in their pregnancy. Many ultrasound machines also allow the heartbeat to be heard even before it can be heard with a handheld Doppler. 

Still Births

The chances of delivering a stillborn child are less than one percent, and in the United States just under 25,000 are affected by stillbirths each year.  That means there is about a 1 in 160 chance for women in the United States to go through this tragedy.