My dr. always measures and listens to the hb. i just saw him today and since i will be 35 weeks on friday i know go to weekly visits.
I get measured and the doppler used at every visit. To be honest though my dr never mentions much on the measurement unless I ask. She said its not 100% accurate but they do it any how. I have never measured ahead with any pregnancy but always have bigger babies. Weird I know. Im measuring right on this time too!
THere are only three things they can hear by dopplar, and only a good one you can hear all three! The mom's heartbeat, babies heartbeat and the placenta swooshing. I have no lcue what he meatn byt he imbilical cord unless he was listening to the placenta. The cord and it's blood flow has to be done with us and they can see blood flow going in and out with the blue and red colors.
my doctor measures every appt. and listens to the heart beat also. But as far as the umbilical cord... maybe he got distrated and said that by accident. My doctor said that the next US is 32nd week.???
My OB measures and listens to the heart beat at every visit. I don't know about the umbilical cord either.
He didn't do an ultrasound this appointment- haven't had one since 26 weeks, so I would think they need some sort of measurement.
I don't know about the umbilical cord but I have read that a lot of doctors don't measure because its not an accurate measurement, but that they go by what an ultrasound tells them ultimately.