After four years of marriage my husband and I started to plan for our family. Unfortunately we ran into some fertility issues because of my endometriosis. We eventually went to a specialist and were able to conceive after 2 years of trying to have our first child. Unfortunately I had an early miscarriage, and it left me very emotional. We decided to try again as soon as medically possible and conceived again. This time I was so anxious because of the miscarriage. I would count the days to my next ob visit just to hear the heartbeat.
Everything turned out fine and we had a beautiful baby girl. My second pregnancy came very quickly after my daughter was born, because we didn't want to risk the endometriosis causing problems again. Much to our surprise we conceived quickly and everything went well during that pregnancy. Again, I was very anxious during this pregnancy because I had to wait until my OB appointment to hear my baby's heartbeat. I looked everywhere for a device I could use at home but the only one I could find was a unit that was poorly engineered. I could never get it to work, all I heard was static, never a clear heartbeat.
After my second little girl was born, we decided to try for a third time. I just love children! This did not go as well. We were able to conceive but I had another early miscarriage. So we tried again, another miscarriage, and a third time, the same thing, an early miscarriage. At this point I wasn't sure I wanted to go through this again, so we waited a year.
We decided to try one more time. We conceived, but I was so concerned about having another miscarriage, that I found myself going to the OB every other week just to check the heartbeat. That is when I did some research, and I told myself, I didn't care what it cost, there has to be a listening device for home use that was better than what I found before. Also you can't use some of these devices until your 20th week.
After more research and consulting with my Father-In-Law, who happens to be a Physician, I finally found a device that worked. I obtained my Doppler and picked up the heartbeat right away. I could also hear the movements and kicks of the baby. Being able to identify the heartbeat and movements right around my 10th week was so reassuring to me and my husband. It also allowed him to bond with the baby.
After everything I went through trying to find this technology years ago, my husband and I both felt like this kind of product would be a huge benefit to women. After month's of research and preparation - Baby's Heart is our answer to addressing this need.
We are so excited about other parents being able to enjoy the increased sense of calm, peace of mind and enjoyment that we found during my last preganacy. We also wanted to build a business that truly helps pregnant women and their families.