To answer MrandMrsDiego, a Non-stress test is where they hook up to a monitor by placing what look like waifers on your preggie belly. One measures the muscles in your abdomin and the other measures the heartbeat. (you get to hear the heart. . . so cool)
What they are looking for, in my experience, is 10 movements in 1 hour. They also want the heartrate to pick up during the movement and then return to "normal." If the baby isn't active they may "buzz" you with a little device to wake the baby up. They may also have you drink or eat a snack to raise your and your baby's blood sugar. Finally, if the baby isn't active or the heartrate drops too much they may do an ultrasound to check the baby's condition.
My advice, schedual the tests when the baby is active, have a light snack or juice before, take a book and relax.
at 10:50 PM on Jul. 18, 2009