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What is a stress test?

I've seen a couple ladies mention something about taking one, what is it for and when do the doctors do it? I never had anything like that done last pregnancy.
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Good question I would love to knoe to ;)
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The doctors normally do it when you're closer to your due date or if you dont hardly feel your baby move. It's a monitor they put on your tummy that measures its heart and movements. It's only 30min test. If test indicates prob they most likely induce u
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They just monitor your babys heartbeat and see if your baby is stressed
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7758733 tn?1402589420
Like, thinking the baby needs to come out for safety reasons? What are some of the reasons that they will perform the rest?
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Who should have the test?

Non stress tests are typically performed after 28 weeks of pregnancy. The most common time a non stress test is ordered is when a woman goes past her due date. There are no risks or possible side effects associated with a non stress test.

Some women are advised to under go non stress tests for reasons other than post term. These reasons include: high risk pregnancies, history of complications in the third trimester and diabetes.

Non stress tests can be performed right in the doctor’s office.
Read more: http://www.justmommies.com/pregnancy/prenatal-testing/non-stress-test#ixzz34OvXAyDP

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