Today I started my twice weekly non-stress test. I wasn't sure what to expect but it was no big deal, and kind of interesting. I go into this private room, sit in a recliner and get 2 probes strapped to my belly. The top probe measures contractions, the bottom probe measures the baby's heart beat. I hold a push buzzer that I push every time I feel the baby move. The goal is for the baby's heart beat to go up after each movement.
The top line sows the baby's heart rate the middle line with vertical arrows is each time I felt the baby move and the bottom line is contractions...I had none, thank goodness!
The yellow number is the baby's heart rate, on the top is where it averaged most of the time. On the bottom is after a really big kick.
OK, now is the last chance to click out of this to pass on the stretch mark pictures....