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Fetal Nonstress Test (NST): Measuring Your Baby's Heartbeats
Who Should Get This Test?
- High blood pressure
- Too much or too little amniotic fluid
- Kidney disease
- Heart disease
- Multiple pregnancy (two or more fetuses)
- You feel your baby is not moving as often as usual.
- You are overdue.
- There may be placenta problems.
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists http://www.acog.org/
American Pregnancy Association http://www.americanpregnancy.org/
National Women's Health Information Center http://www.womenshealth.gov/
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada http://www.sogc.org/
Women's Health Matters http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca/
Complicated Pregnancy. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php. Updated November 30, 2012. Accessed December 12, 2012.
Fetal nonstress test (NST). American Pregnancy Association website. Available at: http://www.americanpregnancy.org/prenataltesting/non-stresstest.html . Updated March 2006. Accessed December 2, 2010.
Preboth M. ACOG Guidelines on Antepartum Fetal Surveillance. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Am Fam Physician 2000;62(5):1184.
Prenatal Care and Tests. United States Department of Health and Human Services Women's Health website. Available at: http://womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/you-are-pregnant/prenatal-care-tests.html. Available September 27, 2012. Accessed December 12, 2012.
Screening and Monitoring During Pregnancy. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php. Updated November 28, 2012. Accessed December 12, 2012.
- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 12/2012
- Update Date: 12/12/2012