Its called a nonstress test. Was there anything specific on why they are wanting one done? Did they say what babies heart rate was? I had one done because I got bumped from my induction date and to make sure baby was okay to wait longer. They put a monitor on my tummy to track babies heart rate and gave me a button to press when I felt movement. It also tracks contractions during labor.
Yea, it's a nst, non stress test. They are used to measure baby's heartbeat and reaction (they want to see a base line and then baby's heartrate spike up and come back down). You lay on a bed with 2 sensors on you. Very relaxing to listen to babies heartbeat actually.
They are common for anyone with any type of complication, like high blood pressure, diabetes, being obese, having more than 1 baby, and the list goes on.
I'm 32+5 and started mines today , I have to go every week because I'm considered overweight and they just hook u up to a monitor to check baby heart rate , mines last for 30 mins and I go every week until I deliver
I started at 30 weeks and am 35 weeks now, I didn't have my medical records transferred over when I moved so they considered me having late prenatal care and wanted to monitor everything. They put two little monitors on you, one for baby's heartbeat and one for yours, also tracks contractions and you press a button whenever you feel baby move. A chart feeds out showing all of the info plus when the baby is moving and you didn't feel it. They're looking to see if the placenta is doing all it needs to do to keep baby healthy. They look at babys heartrate, find a base line and make sure he or shes exceeds that by 10 to 20 BPM at least twice in the 30 minutes. If the baby doesnt then they'll give you soda or food to get the baby going. I love them because it really reassures me that my son is healthy and doing well. You have to do them twice a week, 3 days apart. Ask your Dr specifically why you need to do them and they'll flat out tell you. Never be afraid to question things! Good luck mama and dont stress!
Ok girls thank you guys...im actually a diabetic and injecting insulin 4 x a day...so im guessing maybe thats why my doctor wants to keep a closer look at baby...he said we will start soon but didn't really explain it to me thats why i was a little worried
My Dr's office called me and said my son wasnt growing properly so I needed to do the NST to make sure everything was OK. I panicked until my appt just to find out they gave me the wrong information and it was for the late prenatal care. I am now pretty b i t c h y and demand information because it's not good for us to stress that way. Thats most likely the reasoning! Try not to stress at all :)
Thanks my doctor is really good at explaining but he didnt have a chance cause he was running out to an emergency c-section...i havean appointment tomorrow and will definitely ask him and get out of my chest thanks for your advise
There is a non stress test AND a stress test.... There are different reasons for both. During a non stress test they hook you up to a monitor and just keep an eye on baby's movements and heart rate... During a stress test they hook you up to a monitor but they induce contractions to see how baby reacts.