Pregnancy » Special Tests » Doppler Non Stress Test
- Doppler Non Stress Test
It is conducted in circumstances for special pregnancies to check the placenta and nourishment adequacy in the baby. The heartbeat of the baby is measured alongwith the movements of the foetal and uterine contractions. The foetus if distressed would show a fall in the heartbeat.
The test shows whether the foetus is responding to a stimulus, the nervous system is responding and the supply of oxygen to the foetus is adequate or not. The test is done through the use of ultrasound.
- Glucose Tolerance Test
- Colour Doppler Test
- Thalassemia Trait Test
- Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Carrier Screening
- Genetic Carrier Screening
- G6PD (Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenas)
Do remember to ask your doctor on all the tests and their results. One has the right to know the reasons for getting a test done, the procedure involved, the cost, the preparation needed and the importance of the results for a healthy pregnancy. Read about the tests in literature and also talk to it about people who have had deliveries or expecting mothers. Don’t just go for a test because the doctor does it for all his/ her patients. Ask for the validity and the reasons behind everything, as some tests can be painful and sometimes dangerous. Be well informed and prepared for all kinds of consequences and results.