I had my first NST today. The baby "passed" in the first 10 minutes meaning it had enough movement and accelerations in the heart rate to satisfy the test. They told me that the test would be 20 minutes if it passed right away but they give you 40 minutes to pass because of sleep cycles. I was so excited when we had passed in the first 10 minutes and would only have to sit in the MOST UNCOMFORTABLE POSITION EVER for a total of 20 minutes. They had me on a hospital cot with my legs extended and sitting up at a steep and very uncomfortable angle. Then right at the 20 minute mark, they came in to take me off of the monitor and the baby had a deceleration.
SO... instead of taking me off of the monitor, I had to sit for another 20 minutes so they could make sure the deceleration was ok. Ugh, my back hurt so bad after that stupid test. I hope they let me lay down next time. No fun.
Good news is that baby is fine and measures totally normal. They think it was just playing jump rope with the umbilical cord or something.
Factor V Leiden Homozygous, Advanced Maternal Age
TTC #1, 5 yrs, PCOS, Femera + Ovidrel.
IUI#3 BFP, DD 5/31/2012
TTC #2, 2 yrs, PCOS, Femera+Ovidrel