Contraction Stress Test
What To Think About
- A contraction stress test may show
decelerations when your baby is not actually having problems. This is called a
- Some doctors use
oxytocin instead of nipple stimulation because nipple stimulation can cause
long, uncontrolled contractions.
Fischbach FT, Dunning MB III, eds. (2009). Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 8th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
Other Works Consulted
Fischbach FT, Dunning MB III, eds. (2004). Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
Handbook of Diagnostic Tests (2003). 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
Pagana KD, Pagana TJ (2010). Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby.
Primary Medical Reviewer
||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
||William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
||June 18, 2012
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 18, 2012
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