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What to expect and how accurate was the Biophysical Profile (BPP) & non stress test results ?

Next Thursday i'm having a Biophysical Profile (BPP) & non stress test how accurate was these results and what was your experience in general from this ?

Anything i should do or not do or ask ?

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:56 AM on May. 11, 2009 in Pregnancy

Answers (2)
  • The BPP is an ultrasound and they basically measure the amniotic fluid around the baby. A non stress test is when they put you on a fetal monitor for about 20 minutes or sometimes longer to measure the baby's heart beat along side the contractions that you are having. If you have a contraction and the baby's heart rate goes down, that can be a bad sign, but every situation is different so just see what the doctor says.

    These test make sure that there is enough fluid around your baby and to ensure that the baby is not undergoing any stress while in the womb. If the doctor finds that the baby is under apparent stress they will either bring you back for another test relatively soon. If it is very serious they may just induce you.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:02 AM on May. 11, 2009

  • Both are very reassuring if they are good - that is, if the NST and BPP are normal, then the baby is fine and it is ok to continue the pregnancy. If they are iffy, then you must be watched more closely because it may be a sign that the pregnancy should not continue, but be delivered instead.

    Answer by jen1350 at 5:23 AM on May. 11, 2009

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