38 Week NonStress Tests 

This week I had my last two NonStress Tests (NSTs) with Dr. G. Since I was down to my last two appointments I sure to get a quick picture with Candy. As is nor uncommon for me I blinked, yet I like the expression on our faces, so in that way it’s a good photo of the two of us.


The first appointment was unusual in that I had woken up to both a headache and blood sugar that was 89, in range but high for the lowered insulin I was on per the Dietician. I wrote the Dietician and Dr. G both, the former told me to keep up the same insulin level for the night and follow up, the latter was happy to hear my headache and resolved and to confirm all was well, ordered tests to check for preeclampsia again.

Still as my blood pressure was within its typical range, there wasn’t protein in my urine and I had no other symptoms, Dr. G said he believed the results would be good and show I did not have preeclampsia.

Our baby moved around more during the beginning of the test than the middle.

So to help the baby wake up and move more, Matt put his iPhone playing music up to my bump.

After the baby woke up and moved more, I made sure to get a photo with Matt.

Dr. G said the NST looked good and that I’d be getting a cervical check at my next appointment with him.

Dr. G called me after my results were back to confirm that I did not have preeclampsia.

At my next appointment Matt entertained Candy while the NST test was going on.

The baby moved around so much at the test. I saw some of the highest heart beat results I’d seen from him or her and my uterine contractions were higher much of the time as well.

At some points my toco number went above 80, though I was not fast enough with my iPhone to get it on camera.

Matt came over to see if he could feel all the activity, and was able to feel a lot from the outside.

I tried to get a good picture of Matt with the machine, this was the best I could do as I could not move back without moving the belts strapped around me.

The cervical check was fast and uncomfortable. From it Dr. G said I was 40% effaced and not dilated. We finished the visit with some last questions in his office and presurgery instructions.

~ Danielle

Author: Over40FirstTimeMom.com

45 year old mother to our infant son, William, with my husband, Matt. We live in California with our mischievous cat, Inky. I love our local sports teams (Go Giants! Go Sharks!), photography, the beach, WWE, reading and now spending lots of time as a family with one kid and one cat.

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