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Answer by momofpurebliss at 2:34 PM on Feb. 22, 2009
Yes and no. It depends on your personality and the skill you will have using one (and the quality of the one that you get). While prayer and trusting God are of course beneficial because everything is in his hands anyway, it doesn't mean that scientific instruments can't also be his way of allowing us to know when something is wrong and getting help. If it will ease your mind to let you know your baby is OK, then yes, get one. It is said that testing the HR daily is better than counting kicks. A notice in reduction of kicks lets you know a problem has already occurred. A lower than normal HR can let you know a problem is ABOUT to occur. HOWEVER; if you will freak out every time you can't find the HR, only causing you more stress and panic (which isn't healthy for you or the baby), I would refrain from getting one. Also, the cheaper the model, the less likely it will work well. Mine was about $150 I think?
Answer by NovemberLove at 2:42 PM on Feb. 22, 2009
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What was the hardest adjustment for you first time moms?