Beats for Bristol, Inc. provides a free fetal doppler rental program to women throughout the United States and abroad during a subsequent or high risk pregnancy. We hope to support women and families through a journey of grief, hope, fear, anxiety, and encouragement as they seek to hold a precious baby in their arms. Beats for Bristol works to allow families use of a fetal doppler during their pregnancy to reduce maternal and fetal anxiety/stress during pregnancy. We are a supplemental piece of your healthcare and work with your medical provider.
Our mission hopes to change lives one heartbeat at a time.
Our goal at Beats for Bristol, Inc. is to improve the emotional well-being of an expectant mother by decreasing her level of anxiety during a subsequent pregnancy through the use of a fetal doppler. We provide free doppler rentals to women who’ve experienced the loss of a child or are in a high risk pregnancy. Women who’ve experienced a prenatal loss or early infant death are often overwhelmed by new emotions in a subsequent pregnancy: fear, anger, sadness, guilt, failure, and anxiety. By supporting women and families during a subsequent pregnancy, Beats for Bristol helps advocate for the health of the mother and unborn baby, as well as provided much needed emotional support through counseling, education, and peer connections.
If you would like more information regarding our doppler rental program please contact us!
Prenatal loss affects more families than we think….Infant mortality does not discriminate upon age, race, or socio-economic class. A survey conducted by The Compassionate Friends found that 19% of the adult population has experienced the death of a child. Miscarriage is the most prevalent cause of death with 43% and it is estimated that 15-25% of all recognized pregnancies will result in miscarriage (prior to 20 weeks gestation). 11% is attributed to stillbirth (post 20 weeks gestation) which includes: placental problems, chromosomal disorders, growth restrictions, infection, and other infrequent causes.
- provide emotional support through peer connections, counseling, and support groups
- decrease the level of anxiety experienced during a subsequent pregnancy with use of fetal doppler
- support marriages through the bereavement experience & subsequent pregnancy
- increase the awareness about services and supports available by building community visibility
- increase available supports in local hospitals, doctor offices, funeral homes, and work places.