A non-stress test checks your baby’s heartbeat and movement during pregnancy.
It is also used during labor to make sure the baby is not under stress and that all is normal.
The test is painless and takes about 30 to 60 minutes.
It is especially useful when there are complications such as premature birth.
The test is non-invasive and just involves little electronic pads that attach to your skin and give readings to a computer. These readings are about your baby and its’ heart.
Test results are sent to your doctor. Your doctor will share the results with you.
Talk to your doctor or nurse if you have any questions or concerns.