For most people, a baby is a reason of great joy and excitement, and almost all young parents would love to hear the movements and sounds made by their offspring while still in his/her mother’s womb. However, up until now, that was possible only by visiting a specialized physician, but things are about to change, since a company called Unisar has developed a very special device, called FirstSounds, which allows parents to hear the baby’s heartbeat, kicks, and hiccups in the privacy of their own home.
According to the manufacturer, FirstSounds was developed with the help of a neonatal nurse who wanted to do more for young mothers, and is completely safe for the baby, since it’s nothing more than a very powerful sound amplifier, and thus completely non-intrusive. The parents will be able to hear their baby’s heart rate (which goes between 140-170 beats per minute), the hiccups and even kicks (though I guess the mothers won’t have to hear those, as they’ll feel them at full strength).
Moreover, the device even lets users record the sounds made by the baby and share them with the family, or keep them as a memory for years to come. The FirstSounds Prenatal Heart Listener comes with a learning tape with fetal sounds, so that parents will know exactly what to expect, a fetal monitor, headphones, a recording cable, and a special adapter for the users’ own headsets, thus allowing the parents to enjoy the sounds of their unborn baby together. This very useful device works with one 9-volt battery and is available at various online retailers for around 40 US dollars, which is a pretty small price for some memories that will last a lifetime.
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