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Prime Minister urged to ban sales of 'home doppler' pregnancy monitors

July 12, 2017 6:24 PM
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Prime Minister urged to ban sales of 'home doppler' pregnancy monitors

A mother from Reading, who's baby was stillborn, is urging the government to ban the sale of 'home dopplers'.

The devices can be used to listen to the heartbeat of an unborn child.

Vicki McNelly delayed going to a midwife when she used a 'doppler' and heard sounds, believing her baby was alright.

Manufacturers of the devices say they are novelty items and shouldn't be used for medical or diagnostic reasons.

Vicki has joined Surrey charity 'Kicks Count' who are campaigning for the home devices to be banned, as they say it can create a false sense of security for pregnant women.

Source: itv.com

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