Non-Stress Test

Pregnant patient laying in bed getting a non stress test 

Your healthcare provider may also schedule a non-stress test to check the well-being of your baby. This test involves monitoring the baby using an external fetal monitor to produce a tracing of your baby's heart beat and looking for specific criteria that will tell us if the tracing is normal. This test normally takes about 20-30 minutes but in some cases, it may take longer depending on baby's activity. NST done in triage in Childbirth unit.

A non stress test (NST) can provide information about the well being of your baby. During this test which takes approximately 20-60 minutes, the baby's heart rate and movements are monitored using a fetal monitor. Non-stress tests are done in the Triage area of the Childbirth Centre.