Non Stress Test

Chandrama Hospital non-stress-test

This test is performed for the well being of fetus in utero

It is a simple non invasive and painless investigation in which baby’s heartbeat is continuously monitored electronically for 20 minutes and graph is evaluated.

It utilities observation that, the occurrence of acceleration, of the fetal heart rate in response to fetal movement or uterine contraction is a reliable indicator of immediate fetal well being.

Indications

  • Patients at risk of uteroplacental insufficiency
  • The absence of normal fetal movements

Timing of Testing

It is instituted at 32 to 34 weeks  of gestation’s, in rare cases at 26 to 28 week of gestation’s

Frequency

weekly

high risk patients -twice weekly