On Friday I went to my second NonStress Test. I was glad we were able to get in on this day at his last appointment slot. I tried hard to get it as we knew it would be the last one we would see Dr. G at for a while as he will be taking off some time for about a month.
I decided this visit to take some photos from my point of view so I’d have Matt’s and my perspective.
The bands felt a little tighter around me then they’d been placed at my visit last week.
As with last time the majority of the visit was spent with the cardiotocometer measuring baby’s heart rate and my uterine movement rate.
The baby’s heart rate was more varied this time ranging from 120 to high 150s, and my uterine movements ranged form 0-80.
Though I was not fast enough to get the 180 in a picture, I did catch the spike of it in the tracing in the graph paper.
Surprisingly, with a number that high suggesting a false contaction known as a Braxton-Hicks, I did not feel it as intensely as I would have imagined it.
Dr. G spent quite a bit of time with Matt, Candy and I. He only needed a quick glance at the tracing to tell the baby is doing well.
He is pleased overall with baby’s progress. While we expect the baby to get to 39 weeks for our planned C section date, he told me with the baby being 34 weeks on Monday even if s/he was born that night the hospital staff would not be as concerned as if baby was 28 weeks or one of multiples.
We will see other doctors in his office for the next few weeks. I’ll have one NST for the next two weeks, then in week 36 I will go in twice a week.