If any of you are familiar with non-stress tests, there is nothing to them! Well, not for NORMAL people that is.......I had one last week and it went JUST fine! But todays was ANOTHER story!!!
I began feeling bad in the elevator on the way up to OB...maybe it was all that c-section talk!! They get me all hooked up and try to find both heartbeats and have me lay there long enough to make sure all is okay just like last week....when I PASSED FLAT OUT! Yep....started to sweat, get nauseated....and fainted! I was already laying down so they lowered the head of the bed and called every nurse available in there!
I had no idea what to think when I awoke other than OMG....why am I passing out over this?? (I have a history of passing out when in pain...but I wasn't in any pain) Well, about the time I began to come back around....here it goes again....passed out for the second time. My heartrate was going down the babies were in distress! YIKES! When the doc ran in....he said to get me on my back.....which is when things began to "get better" for me!
All of that baby weight was pushing on the main artery that flows from your heart to your feet or whatever, so when I laid on my side, I felt 100% better!!! The doc came down to my head and said....."what are you doing"? And I said....I told you I can't handle a section and I need some anxiety pills for the weekend....and he said.....you know I can't do that....and you will do just fine! I'll see you Monday morning if not before!!!
ARGG!!! The rest of the test went fine and the babies and I went home!