This may fall under the catergory of a $5.99 question but here goes(I also posted this on the high risk board):
I'm wondering if anyone has had fetal heart rate decelerations during an NST (Non stress test)? I of course googled this topic but I found a lot of medical info. that was a bit confusing.
I was at my bi-weekly NST appointment yesterday and my little one was VERY active. His baseline heart rate is usually in the 130's but for roughly 1 hour he was constantly moving and his heart rate jumped around from the 160's to the 150's. The doctor saw 2 decelerations and became very concerned. She talked about delivering him that night and sent me to L&D for extra monitoring. I'm 35 weeks with type 2 diabetes. I wasn't really concerned because it felt logical to me that his heart rate wouldn't be down low if he was so active. When I was in L&D his heart rate was at a baseline of 130's with great accelerations with movements. They did an ultrasound and said he was perfect.
Today I just feel a bit concerned but I also have a feeling that the only reason we saw decelerations was because he gets monitored so often and that they may be more common than doctors think or acknowledge. Does anyone have any experience with decelerations?