Fetoscopes, also known as a fetal stethoscopes, are a tool similar to a stethoscope but used for fetal heart rate monitoring. Where the stethoscope has a flat bell ideal for hearing heartbeats through the chest, the fetoscope has a rounded bell, which is more sensitive for hearing a baby's heartbeat 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 carries the Allen type Fetal stethoscope with either black or purple tubing and the aluminum Pinard Horn. Some of our favorites are no longer being manufactured; this includes the Leff Fetoscope, the Allen Series 10 and the Delee Hillis Fetoscope.