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When do you get a non-stress test during pregnancy?

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A non-stress test is done weekly in many high-risk pregnancies, such as in cases where a women is carrying more than one baby, or has diabetes or high blood pressure. This test involves using a fetal monitor strapped across the mother's belly to measure the baby's heart rate as it moves. Doctors also use it to monitor overdue babies.

From: Third Trimester Tests During Pregnancy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Cohen & Powderly: , 2nd edition, 2004. WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Electronic Fetal Heart Monitoring." WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Nonstress test." WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Contraction Stress Test." Gabbe: , 4th edition, 2002.




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SOURCES: Cohen & Powderly: , 2nd edition, 2004. WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Electronic Fetal Heart Monitoring." WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Nonstress test." WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Contraction Stress Test." Gabbe: , 4th edition, 2002.




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Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 09, 2018

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