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European KaWe Pinard Horn - 17cm, 7"
European KaWe Pinard Horn - 17cm, 7"


 
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European KaWe Pinard Horn
17cm, 7" and beautifully crafted

*Recommended by Midwife Carol Gautschi

Carol Gautschi is well-respected in the midwifery community and has served as Chairwoman of Childbearing Ministries in Washington State. Currently she is vice president of W.A.R.M. (Washington Alliance for Responsible Midwifery). As a senior, well-experienced midwife she has taught midwifery skill workshops and passes on her expertise and wisdom in the time-honored tradition of apprenticeship. She also teaches for Midwifery Today and one of the classes she teaches is on the use of the Pinard Horn. This one is her favorite!


For those unfamiliar with a Pinard Horn, I offer the following explanation:

"A pinard horn stands on a flat base and looks a lot like a vase with a hollow core about the diameter of a pencil. It is through this hollow core that the sound of a baby’s heartbeat travels from pregnant belly to naked ear. The smaller open end of the cone is the part you put to the ear, while the wider, flat end is placed on the pregnant belly. As the heartbeat sounds travel up through the cone, the wide opening at the top amplifies them. Pinard horns are made out of wood, plastic, or aluminum. The sound of a baby’s heartbeat through a pinard horn is described as more subtle/less distinct; more like a vibration you feel with your ear. Pinard horns are available for use at home and can be purchased in alternative and holistic health stores, and are often the listening device of choice for many midwives. Like the stethoscope and fetoscopes, pinard horns require practice in order to adequately determine what you are hearing." -Norah Miner Lirag



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