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Antepartum testing includes other ways we can view and monitor your baby before birth.
Mothers and babies who need special medical care and attention may need a NST. An NST is a simple, painless procedure that monitors your baby’s heartbeat. We will listen to and record the baby’s heartbeat while the baby is resting and while the baby is moving. It usually takes about 20 to 40 minutes to complete the test.
You may need an NST if you:
A registered nurse who specializes in fetal testing will perform your NST. The test result will be interpreted by a provider.
A physician will typically order a NST to be performed once or twice a week depending on the reason for the test. You may also have these in addition to ultrasounds and visits with our providers. We work with you to try and coordinate these appointments so they’re all together in the same day. However, sometimes this isn’t possible.
A BPP is a simple, painless procedure to check the overall well-being of your baby. A sonographer will use an ultrasound machine to look at your baby’s movement, amniotic fluid and breathing.
You may need a BPP if you:
A nurse and a sonographer will each perform portions of the BPP.