I don't think everyone gets non-stress tests. I think it's more for those who have GD or are high risk or the doctor doesn't think you have enough fluid or the baby isn't getting enough oxygen.
GD can cause low fluid and cause problems with the placentia making it hard for baby to get the needed oxygen and nutrients it needs.
At 18 weeks my placentia was low so I had to get another one a month later to check to see if it corrected itself, which it did. With GD it can cause the baby to grow too fast and can cause other problems so I get ultrasounds every month to make sure everything is ok and baby is growing normally.
I sure hope your sister's baby was ok. GD can put you into high risk because of the risk factors involved. She could have gotten preeclamsia (sp?), gone into early labor or had a large baby among other problems. I'm surprised her doctor only ordered two ultrasounds.View Thread
I'm surprised that you only get 2 ultrasounds. Is that common for your state/insurance?
I have GD so I get an ultrasound every month to monitor my little guy and now i've started non-stress tests so i'm hooked up to monitors for 20 min. twice a week to check the baby's heartbeat, fluid, and to make sure baby is gettting enough oxygen.
It's pretty cool to see your baby wave at you. Mine did that at my 10 week ultrasound.
I think a 4D ultrasound would be pretty cool and I don't think it's too early to get one.View Thread
Make sure you are eating something every couple of hours. Don't let your stomach get empty because that can make it worse. Try some crackers and sprite. I would sip ginger ale and that would help me. Ginger helps to settle a sour stomach.
Talk to your doctor because he/she may be able to give you something for the nausea.