Topic: Stress Tests?
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September 11th, 2009, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by sonnetjie6 View Post
I never had NST's. What are they?

NST are non-stress tests. Basically they hook you up to three monitors - one each for baby's heart rate and one for contractions. They look for variables in the baby's heartrate - watching it go up and return to baseline in a 20min period. The assumption is that babies with poor or no variables are in distress. At least that is what I was told.......
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