Sometimes your physician may decide to use fetal monitoring to see if your baby is doing well before you go into labor. This can be done at the office or the hospital. A non-stress test is done while you are resting. You are placed on both the contraction and fetal monitor and baby is watched for 20-30 minutes. Your physician will be checking for an increase in the baby’s heartbeat when you feel the baby move, this is a sign that baby is healthy in the uterus.