Perinatal outcomes were analyzed in 848 high-risk pregnancies managed with a prospective weekly contraction stress testing protocol. In 615 patients the last test was performed by a nipple stimulation protocol whereas 233 patients had sufficient spontaneous contractions for performance of the test. All patients were either delivered of their infants or admitted for delivery within 7 days of the last test. The results of the last test were compared to various perinatal outcome parameters. There was no significant difference in perinatal outcomes between the two groups. © 1989.