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Nonstress Test for Pregnancy
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
A nonstress test measures your baby's heart rate and movements. Nonstress means that no stress will be placed on your baby during the test.
Seek care immediately if:
- You develop a severe headache that does not go away.
- You have new or increased vision changes, such as blurred or spotted vision.
- You have new or increased swelling in your face or hands.
- You have vaginal spotting or bleeding.
- Your water broke or you feel warm water gushing or trickling from your vagina.
Call your doctor or obstetrician if:
- You notice any changes in your baby's movements.
- You have abdominal cramps, pressure, or tightening.
- You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.
Follow up with your doctor or obstetrician as directed:
You may need to return to have this test done again or to have other tests done. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.
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