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428506 tn?1296557399

NST etiquette

I'm getting my first non stress test done.  There are several stations separated only by curtains.  One of the other women is playing R&B music, with some rather suggestive/sexual lyrics, and talking on her phone.  

Am I just an old crank, or is that just rude?  I'm exhausted and stressed from work and at least thought I could relax at this time!

I'm tempted to retaliate by playing something like Metallica or Pantera on my phone, but I'm trying to be the better person.
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Avatar universal
She should be using headphones
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Yea that's totally rude. When I have my NSTs I like to relax and listen to my babies heartbeat. Not some obnoxious inappropriate music.
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She should be using headphones but it's a little strange that you don't have a personal room for the test. I have two a week an always have my own personal room. I would ask her nicely if she could use some headphones or talk to the nurse about it.
428506 tn?1296557399
I just had to vent!  I was so stressed and tired, everything gets to me more when I feel that way.  The test went well and I'm home and resting now.
Avatar universal
Yea, that's rude! Too bad you can't have a room to yourself, but I know every medical facility is different. I used to get my own room with comfy recliners, now I'm in a hospital setting with 3 hospital beds in 1 room. I would tell the nurse you're bothered by it.
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