Pinard Fetal Stethoscope – Plastic
A Pinard horn is a type of stethoscope used to listen to the heart rate of a fetus during pregnancy.
It functions similarly to an ear trumpet by amplifying sound. The user holds the wide end of the horn against the pregnant woman’s abdomen, and listens through the other end.
These often allow auscultation of heart tones by 18-20 weeks. The flat end is placed on the ear of the listener while the wider horn is placed on the pregnant abdomen near the baby’s back.
Pinard horns continue to be used around the world, particularly by midwives, but also by doctors and nurses.