Amazon, eBay and Facebook have been urged by a leading stillbirth charity to ban the sale of home dopplers from their websites.
The devices, which can pick up a baby’s heartbeat, can give pregnant women a false sense of security when something goes wrong, Kicks Count warns.
It said foetal dopplers are cheap to buy and easily available but warned they are only safe when used by a trained medical professional.
If a pregnant women is concerned about her baby and uses one, she may incorrectly detect her own heart rate, and not seek timely medical advice.
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