Our son Magnus was born November 19, 2009 with a serious congenital heart defect, HLHS. I set up this blog to keep our family and friends updated on his condition, and to connect with other families dealing with HLHS.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Non-stress test #2 less stressful
I was very nervous that this morning's non-stress test could end up as another trip to labor and delivery, but it actually went pretty smoothly. They had me on the contraction monitor for about an hour and only registered one small contraction, which is nothing to worry about. My amniotic fluid levels still look good, and baby is still practice breathing. The one thing they said they were going to check with the doctor about is the fact that it took him a while to "become reactive," i.e. to get his heart rate up high enough above baseline. I think that might just be because he was a little sluggish this morning...perhaps he takes after his father, who really doesn't like to be awake before 11 a.m. They said they'd call me back if the doctor thought this was a legitimate reason for concern, but I'm feeling pretty good about how things went today.