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Asked by aprilluvsmoz

Q: NST ans BPP experiences

Eecently diagnosed with gestational hypertension now have to begin weekly NST and BPP would like to know what actually occurs during these screenings

This question was asked Nov. 9, 2018 9:12pm
Category: Pregnancy Complications

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Answered by ericalee2 - Nov. 15, 2018 8:21pm
NSTs they hook you up to little monitors to evaluate baby's heartrate. They like to see so many increases within a timeframe. They also simultaneously monitor if you're having contractions and correlate the heartrate to them to make sure baby isn't struggling when you're having contractions. They're super easy... you basically just chill in a chair while they monitor you. The BPP is a quick ultrasound where they evaluate the baby's fluid level, movements, muscle tone, and breathing and gives you a score out of 8. I liked them to know everything was a-ok with baby... and I never mind a chance to see baby on the screen either! :)

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