One of the most exciting moments in any pregnancy is hearing your baby’s heartbeat for the first time. Of course, for most of us the magic is significantly dulled by having to lie flat on an uncomfortable table in a doctor’s office. Wouldn’t it be nicer to hear your baby’s heartbeat in the comfort of your own home, without the need for any expensive or invasive machinery?
The Midwife’s Wooden Stethoscope from Natursutten is a version of the same bell-shaped stethoscope that midwives have been using the world over for almost 200 years. It allows a friend or family member to listen to the heartbeat of your baby (after about 20 weeks) without having the hassle of batteries, ultrasonic waves or hiring your own fetal doppler. The only downside is that you’ll be hard pressed to actually use it yourself, unless you are capable of the kind of gymastics in later pregnancy that I was never even close to being able to perform!
Here at Babyology we’ve admired the practical and beautiful products of Natursutten before and this stethoscope doesn’t disappoint. It’s made from beautiful Scandinavian beech wood and its smooth finish and lovely lines mean it will remain a keepsake in your home long past the day when you’re finally holding your baby in your arms.
Pick it up from Bebe for only $39.95 plus postage.