Has anyone else ever heard of this?
I was at my OB's office last week due to a possible bladder infection. I had to see the nurse practicioner because it was a last minute appointment. Well, for some reason, I guess she didn't read my file, she thought I was there for a regular appointment. She came in and listened to the heartbeat, measured my stomach and said all looked good. She then went on to let me know that they were going to start having me be hooked up to the monitor and asked me if I had ever done that before? She said it's when they place the belt around your stomach and monitor the baby. I had done this once with my first daughter because my blood pressure was really high. I told her that I had that one time and she said ok and then went on to something else. Because I wasn't there for these reasons and actually had the bladder infection on my mind, I guess I just didn't think about it until later. When I did remember her saying this later on that night, I kept wondering what she was talking about and why they would do that? Our baby does have a single umbilical artery...could this be why they are doing it? And also, does this sound like a non stress test? I tried reading about all the different tests and while she didn't give a lot of information, it sounded like what she was talking about. I am going to be 30 weeks on Tuesday. I was just wondering if anyone else has had to have these on a regular basis? I could be dreaming but I almost feel like she had said it would be once every week or two weeks???? Does that seem like a lot???
~Ella Ann, July 2, 2007~
~Madilyn Mya, September 21, 2008~