I was 27 weeks exactly yesterday. I had a routine appt with the anaesthetist, and happened to mention I'd been getting a dull ache low down in my abdomen, which was coming and going.
He took me round to ante-natal triage, who put me on the ctg monitor, and all was good. A doc examined me and did a fetal fibronectin test which surprised everyone by coming back positive. So now they're giving me steroid injections.
I guess what's confusing me is the doc said a positive ffn test doesn't really mean a lot. A negative would mean I'm definitely not in pre-term labour, but a positive means I may or may not be. My cervix isn't dilating, although apparently is a bit shorter and softer than they'd ideally like. But then I thought they only gave the steroid injections if they were more sure? As they could only really give them once? I had my last baby spontaneously at 34+0 weeks if that makes a difference?