I toyed with the idea of getting one in my last pregnancy, but thought "No, this is our last and that is just silly!" So I had the same thoughts this time around as well(obviously I was wrong and #3 was NOT our last one!). Even thought about renting one, but decided not to. Well the other night I was able to use a doppler and I loved it! And since I wrote down the model and everything, I went on e-bay last night and ordered one! It was so nice to hear the heartbeat--plus the one that I ordered has cables and things to where I can place it on my computer after recording it and send it to others--and since my family is over 3 hours away from me, this will be a great way for me to involve them also!
So, who else has a doppler and what have you thought of it? I ordered the Sonotrax, 3Mhz in orange--it has the digital read and three different functions that allow you to record the heartbeat, averages the heartbeat and other functions--when I "tested" this one the other night, I was really impressed with it--and the price was pretty great too! The probe is smaller then the ones that they use in the OBs office, but it picked things up for me just fine--that is when the little one was not trying to get away from me pushing down on it with a probe! But the person that let me borrow it had just bought it and did not have a clue on how to work the functions, like averaging and locking in the number with the baby's heartbeat and such! Just such a reassuring sound and a small price to pay for piece of mind--plus my DDs loved hearing the heartbeat as well!!!!