BeBe Sounds Prenatal Listener

Bebe Sounds Prenatal Listener
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The Bottom Line

The BeBe Sounds Prenatal Listener is designed for you to be able to heart your baby's heart beat in pregnancy. It is very difficult to work for most parents which winds up causing distress when the fetal heart tones can't be found.

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  • Inexpensive compared to medical devices
  • Does not use ultrasound
  • Easily purchased online or in retail stores


  • Hard to use
  • Hard to find baby
  • Works better with experience
  • Can cause frustration and concern unnecessarily


  • The BeBe Sounds Prenatal Listener comes with two sets of headphones so you can listen alone or together.
  • It is an electronic stethoscope, designed to amplify sound. It is not a Doppler device.
  • You can record the sounds you hear and pass them on to your relatives.

Guide Review - BeBe Sounds Prenatal Listener

I received one of these as a gift when I was pregnant with my first baby. It was early on in the pregnancy and I couldn't wait to use it closer to the twenty week mark. Having heard my baby's heartbeat at my prenatal check up, I know it would be great to hear at home. I also wanted to be able to share it with my husband, who was not able to come with me to the appointments. I really liked that it did not use ultrasound, because I was concerned about overuse of it.

The problem was that this device was not so great.

It was really hard to hear my baby, even knowing what I was looking for in the sounds. I waited for my husband to get home and he tried to listen as well. Nothing discernible. We worked on trying to figure out the position of the baby, thinking that if we could catch the baby in a quiet time, we'd be able to "catch" the heart beat.

No such luck.

We decided that we had tried too early and waited another week. The same issue, we had a really hard time hearing anything. This continued throughout the pregnancy. Causing me at least once to call the nurse help line in tears. It was reassuring for her to tell me she had a lot of calls like mine.

When I was pregnant again we pulled it out again thinking perhaps the baby's position in the first pregnancy had been a cause, but no. We had the exact same experience. We'd listen and hear nothing that sounded anything like the baby's heart beat. We even took the device to the ultrasound. We knew the baby was okay, we knew the baby was big enough. We even know the position of the baby - and we still couldn't hear much that sounded like a heartbeat.

One person said that she thought it sounded like a ticking watch under a pillow. So perhaps that will guide you to hearing something more than what my experience yielded.

You are better off talking to your doctor or midwife if you are wanting to hear and/or record your baby's heartbeat.

It can easily be done during a prenatal meeting. If you're more worried on a daily basis, ask them to talk to you about signs that you can use to assure yourself that your baby is doing okay.


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