At home fetal dopplers are a great way to connect with your unborn baby, but please note that they do not replace the medical advice/guidance of your doctor. Your doctor might ask that you do not rely on a fetal doppler as the only source for listening to your baby’s heartbeat. Home users are not as skilled as medical professionals and may receive false readings causing them to panic. They might also misread the test and overlook something very important that could show your baby needs medical attention. Please be sure to consult your doctor with any queries that you may have around your pregnancy and baby.