The fetoscope - also known as a fetal stethoscope - is a tool similar to a stethoscope but used for fetal heart rate monitoring. Where the stethoscope has a flat bell ideal for hearing heart beats through the chest, the fetoscope has a rounded bell, which is more sensitive for hearing a baby's heart beat through a woman's belly. The fetoscope's rounded bell works by amplifying the sound of the baby's heartbeat. It can be used from approximately 20 weeks gestation and during the birth process. It is a noninvasive method of monitoring that carries no side effects or risks and does not require the use of extra interventions.
Cascade HealthCare Products offers a complete selection of fetoscopes/fetal stethoscopes. We carry Allen Type Fetoscopes with either black or purple tubing, Delee Hillis Fetoscopes, and Pinard Horns either in wood or metal.