Contraction Stress Test
Why It Is Done
A contraction stress test is done to check:
- If your baby will stay healthy during the reduced oxygen levels that normally occur during contractions during labor.
- If the Reference placenta Opens New Window is healthy and can support your baby.
A contraction stress test may be done when results from a nonstress test or a biophysical profile are not in the normal range.
|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