Electronic Fetal Heart Monitoring
How To Prepare
You may be asked to eat a meal shortly before having a nonstress test, because digesting food often increases the movement of your baby.
If you smoke, you will be asked to stop smoking for two hours before the external monitoring test because smoking decreases your baby's activity.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference June 18, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine