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I had a non-stress test on the baby today because of excess fluid, and the nurse asked me if I felt the contractions I was having. I did a little, but not in any painful way. She said they couldn't tell how strong they were without an internal monitor, so could these just be regular braxton hicks, or does it mean anything? Thanks!

Sorry not ultrasound, on the fetal monitor!
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K a NST and u/s are 2 different things. On the NST yes the bh would show up as little humps. On the u/s I dont see how they could see a ctx since it isnt a physical thing.

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That's right - too many machines today, the contractions were from the monitors measuring baby heart rate.
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Yeah the NST is basicly the same machine they hook you up to moniter the baby heartbeat in labor. It definatly will show ctx but since it is external sometimes it dosnt pick them up the best and they register as small ctx when they are really not or the opposite happens and they look big but you really cant feel them.

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I had my first at 40 weeks and my second at 42, but for whatever reason I'm caught up in thinking this one might be a 37/38/39 weeker, so I'm just looking for signs. I think the problem really is that I've had all of these tests this time because of the fluid, and the other pregnancies were basically intervention free! I will be shocking a few people if I am still walking around pregnant in a month, since I look HUGE. Thanks for the info!



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I had a non-stress test on the baby today because of excess fluid, and the nurse asked me if I felt the contractions I was having. I did a little, but not in any painful way. She said they couldn't tell how strong they were without an internal monitor, so could these just be regular braxton hicks, or does it mean anything? Thanks!

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