With my first pregnancy we didn't do NST's. Just once when I was sent to L&D because I failed my BPP. But we did weekly BPPs. Now I'm doing twice weekly NSTs and weekly BPPs, plus weekly visits with my OB and weekly visits with the MFM. AGH. That's a scheduling nightmare.
Anyway, I have chronic hypertension, severe asthma and also GD. The GD is almost directly correlated to my steroid dosage. Anyway...
My last two NST's haven't gone so well. They've kept me on the monitor for excess of an hour both times. The first time they did this, I had just had lunch. I felt like the baby was moving well, but apparently not. And usually his heartbeat hung out in the 150s. The second one same thing - but no lunch yet. So they gave me orange juice. That didn't produce the reaction they were looking for so after an hour they sent me downstairs to eat and come back for another test.
I know they are looking for accelerations and decelerations in relation to his movement. But what else. His heartrate seems somewhat reactive, but not hugely so.
I would have asked my doc on the last test but he got called to do an emergency c-section. I see him again tomorrow and the two incidents combined have me worried.