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Non Stress Tests During Pregnancy

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When my doctor told me I needed weekly nonstress tests due to excess amniotic fluid, I assumed I would dread them as they would become another task to add to my already insanely hectic schedule. In one week alone, I've attended a wedding in Sun Valley, ID, celebrated my birthday, moved houses, and attended two doctor's appointments.

As I sat at my house waiting on the cable guy, my nanny chatted my ear off and I chummed it up with my friendly neighbor. All the while, I needed to finish some work and do one final sweep of my old place. Amid it all, I begrudgingly rushed off for my nonstress test. Not knowing what to expect, I was hooked up to the same type of monitors as I was during labor. The nurse turned off the lights and instructed me to relax on the table for 30 minutes. Ahem? I perked up and excitedly agreed to the tough order. Uninterrupted time to myself where I am forced to stop and breathe seemed like an unattainable dream come true. It turns out that getting away for a nonstress test may be just what the doctor and mama ordered. I can't wait for next week's appointment! Stress, what stress?

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macneil macneil 8 years
I'll try that, Greggie! I watch too much TV!
Greggie Greggie 8 years
macneil, do you have an iPod. Sitting back and relaxing with your own music is a great way to go.
macneil macneil 8 years
I'm having these for not enough amniotic fluid! How do you make it?
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
they are so important baby please dont let them pass by, i took it for granted and my son paid for it
anniebananie anniebananie 8 years
ooh i'm having those too, it's so nice to just lay there and feel the baby move. The first one was kind of scary the baby was being stubborn and she would not move, they gave me water, candy, raisins and nothing so i had to have an ultrasound, turned out she was just asleep. Phew!! This week's was much much better the doc recomended i bring in something cold and sweet to drink and the baby cooperated just fine.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
Oh there's my other comment. Oops. With both of mine, the nurses hooked me up and left, which was wonderful. Although of course they returned for the ultrasound portion at the end.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I didn't have a button so I could snooze if I wanted to which was nice. Most of the time I had a chatty nurse in with me though ;-)
Greggie Greggie 8 years
My comment didn't post. Hmmm... Ok I mean my third comment didn't. ;) I loved mine and was bummed I didn't need them with my last pregnancy. I found them so relaxing I had trouble staying awake to push the button when the baby kicked, though. The steady heartrate, the recliner... I was in Heaven.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
I loved mine and was bummed I didn't need them this past time. I had trouble staying awake to keep pushing the button every time the baby moved though. *lol*
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I had two a week for the last month of my pregnancy (AMA). I went very early in the morning to try and make it the least invasive to my day as possible. It wasn't horrible. They had big comfy recliners and a view of the ocean.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
Oh I'm sorry, I see now that the story does have NST, it's just the title that doesn't. Sorry about the confusion.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
I had the exact same thing but they were called non-stress tests. *lol* I thought a stress test included inducing a contraction to see how the baby tolerates it.
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