What is NST? Not painful, not dangerous

With the NST examination, the fetus can be monitored for movement, uterine condition, and reactions of the uterus. The examination is painless and harmless.

What is NST?

NST is a shortening of the non-stress body and indicates that the mother and the fetus are at rest during examination. The NST exam owned by CTG (cardiotocography) procedure: fetal movement, uterine condition, uterine lymphatic function, and uterus After completing the term, you will usually undergo NST examinations every two days, until the beginning of your birth. It lasts 20 minutes, the mother is lying on the side, or is sitting tight. Two rubber pads are attached to the abdomen, each rubber pad has pads that test for softness and cerebral activity, baby activity, and heart rate. You can talk about good results when your baby is active, because it indicates that his oxygen supply is good. The average value of the fetal heart rate is 120-160 / min.
The results of the NST examination also show the functionality. The result of the NST examination can be three:
ReaktŠ½v: come on, the fetus is active.
Suspect: The fetus may be asleep, inactive. In this case, it is necessary to repeat after 30-60 minutes.
Not reactive: shows signs of curvature in the curve. Further examination is required as it is in danger of an oxygen deficient condition.
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