Women with high-risk pregnancies and those who experience other complications often need a close watch of the fetus for potential problems or complications. Fortunately, there are many tests and procedures to monitor the health of both mother and baby.
Prenatal testing is part of prenatal care and it usually checks the health of the fetus as well as the mother. Knowing about your baby before birth can be helpful in making decisions before and after birth.
There are many things that could send you into a panic in your third
trimester. As your due date approaches, you’ll worry about every meal
you eat, every muscle you twist, and every position you lie in.
A nonstress test (NST) is a test done during the last three to four months of pregnancy in certain high-risk situations, usually to evaluate the fetus' health.
The biophysical profile, or BPP, is a test that checks fetal health and it is usually done after the 24-26 th week of the pregnancy..