One of the most common tests associated with high risk pregnancies, that doctors perform after the 27th week of pregnancy, is the foetal non-stress test or NST. It is called so because it does not trouble your baby while it is being performed; in fact, all it does is observe your baby’s natural activity. It is used to monitor the foetus’ heart beat to gain an understanding of its health status. First, the baby’s heart rate is measured when it’s resting or asleep, and later measured when it is active. If the heart rate matches the activity level, you can be rest assured that the baby is receiving enough nutrients and oxygen. The NST is usually suggested when there is a
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