There are a lot of different Dopplers now available on the market. And there are just as many differences so it is hard to touch on all of them. BabyBeat was the very first company to offer Dopplers to mothers to use at home – we have been in business for over 11 years.
When we started BabyBeat, Dopplers were only available for purchase by medical professionals – and they were fairly expensive. Over the years, many companies (mainly from other countries like China) have introduced less expensive Doppler units. Some of these Dopplers have been cleared for use by the FDA, some have not. So it is very important to make sure your Doppler is cleared for use by the FDA. All of the BabyBeat Dopplers are cleared by the FDA, and are in fact manufactured here in the US. This is an important point because the FDA is very stringent with medical device manufacturers. They are closely regulated and inspected. Companies in other countries are not held to these standards. All BabyBeat Dopplers are high-quality medical equipment. They are sold and used by physicians, hospitals and midwives worldwide. We have looked at offering other Dopplers but they do not meet BabyBeat’s high-quality standards.
There is also a big difference in the companies themselves. BabyBeat is “the Doppler expert.” We can answer your questions, give you tips on finding the heartbeat and offer you the best customer service around. We really know our products and our customers. This product is not just one of thousands that we offer – we focus on Dopplers. We know Dopplers!