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Being induced and testings before? Kelly White Ferriola Due April 8; Forked River, New Jersey 40 posts
3rd Apr '13

I'm currently 39 weeks. with 6 days left to my due date. I'm barely dialated a fingertip and have been about 70% effaced for a few weeks now. Today i seen the doctors and they said they are going to induce me April 15th. But before that i have to go for a Biophysical profile ultrasound and NST. I know the NTS but i'm worrying about the ultrasound. When i look it up it says it's to check your baby's health and such.. Has anyone else had this done? Is it a typical thing then do when you are over your due date? Are they thinking something could be wrong? I tried to talk to the doctor more but he was in such a rush to get out of the room. (Absolutely dislike him with a passion!!)

Addi's Momma TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Florissant, Missouri 4969 posts
3rd Apr '13

I had one weekly from 30 weeks to 37 when I had her. It is just an ultrasound to measure the baby. I enjoyed seeing her each week. I had GD and they did it to make sure she wasn't getting too big.

Baby On Board #4 Due June 18; 3 kids; Greer, South Carolina 53 posts
3rd Apr '13
Quoting Kelly White Ferriola:" I'm currently 39 weeks. with 6 days left to my due date. I'm barely dialated a fingertip and have been ... [snip!] ... I tried to talk to the doctor more but he was in such a rush to get out of the room. (Absolutely dislike him with a passion!!)"


I was induced & 41 weeks with all 3 of mine! They did an ultrasound before induction but that was it!

Kelly White Ferriola Due April 8; Forked River, New Jersey 40 posts
3rd Apr '13

They must be doing it to make sure he isn't getting too big then because they said he was a pretty big baby! 8 lbs they were thinking by my due date. My bf was 9.10 and now he is like a skinny twig so i blame him for the big baby! Thanks for the quick responses!

Leash25 2 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1465 posts
3rd Apr '13

i had it done when i was about 30 weeks. they just do and ultrasound and make sure the baby is moving and breathing. they count their movements and they have a certian amount of time to get all their movements in. im not sure what they do if the baby doesnt pass.

What if... 2 kids; Ontario 4587 posts
3rd Apr '13

I had one when I was over due as well. They check the babys growth, vitals, and the fluid levels. mine showed that my fluid levels were getting low

Kelly White Ferriola Due April 8; Forked River, New Jersey 40 posts
3rd Apr '13

Did they take you in sooner since your fluid was getting low?

What if... 2 kids; Ontario 4587 posts
3rd Apr '13
Quoting Kelly White Ferriola:" Did they take you in sooner since your fluid was getting low?"


they wanted to induce me the next day but I asked to wait an extra day to see if stripping my membranes would put me into labour naturally, and it did!