Quoting LoveMyBubbaBoy:" Hubster ordered the Sonoline B for us for Valentine's day. It should be here Thursday or Friday! ... [snip!] ... I don't feel like I need an appointment or anything. lol. Since, if anything, I'm doing better. I'm so excited to receive it!"
Awesome! (And I call mine "hubster," too sometimes lol).
Only tips I could tell ya is NOT to worry too much if you can't find it right away, ok? I've had mine for a while now & I only just found it the other day (and also.... couldn't keep it long enough to enjoy it b/c baby moved around too much). It all depends on whether your uterus is above the pelvic bone yet & where your pelvis sits (low, to the back, high, etc)
As for how often... there IS no medical data that says that it is harmful to the baby ---- HOWEVER ---- it emits sound waves into your uterus & the amniotic fluid is a conductor (which is how we're able to hear the heartbeat). What this means is that the baby (when his/her ears are functioning) can HEAR it and it's gotta be hella annoying! Like a low-level hum & vibration. I've read posts here and other forums from mothers (who were further along & could feel where their babies were).... all of them said that when they used the doppler, they could feel the baby actually moving AWAY from the wand against their bellies. So, for me, I am limiting my use to about 1-2 times per week. Right now, I'm only using it each Saturday (the start of a new week for me). What's right for you & your baby is entirely up to you, of course.