Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Not Yet

Well, since I keep learning new things I guess I better correct my old post. The test that we have to do every three days is not called a Fetal Stress Test (FST). It's called a NonStress Test (NST). And, the ultrasound that we had last time is NOT and NST. An NST is when they strap 2 monitors to your tummy. One measures the baby's heartbeat, the other measures the strength of any contractions. This tells the doctor how the baby reacts when a contraction happens. They can then tell from this pattern if the baby is responsive, and it is a good indicator of how the baby is handling the stress of being in the womb and how the baby will ideally handle the stress of full out labor when it begins.

So, we had another Dr. Appointment today. Still no big change. The baby is lower (that's GOOD) . The doctor said though, "this kid's not coming out any time soon" (as in, not today I'm guessing)....

The doctor was much happier with the whole situation than he seemed to be last week and he apologized for having to send us to the hospital for the NST on Saturday since it took 3 1/2 hours and in his office it only took about 20 minutes!

The bottom line is, the baby looks great and the momma is doing great too (although a BIT more uncomfortable!). So, we just keep waiting!

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