Non Stress Test, 34 week checkup
A non stress test for those who don’t know is where they hook me up to a fetal monitor that charts Olivia’s heart rate. I lie there and push a button each time I feel her move and they later analyze the data to make sure she’s doing well.
Olivia did fantastic. Heart rate was between 135 and 155.
My 34 week checkup:Â Blood pressure was fantastic (90/60).Â I’m experiencing swelling in my feet along with protein in my urine both which can be a warning sign of pre-eclampsia (along with high blood pressure).Â Because my BP is so great, they’re just going to keep an eye on things for now as I’m going in weekly anyway.Â In the mean time I’m keeping my feet elevated as much as I can and watching my salt intake to attempt to keep my blood pressure low.