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BionicEmu Wed 31-Oct-12 09:55:28

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?

BionicEmu Wed 31-Oct-12 09:57:41

Blinking heck! This stupid tiny phone keypad combined with my stupidly fat fingers meant that posted too early and without a title! Grr.

So I basically wanted to know if anyone had any experience of any of this?

ListenToYourHeart Wed 31-Oct-12 10:19:27

Sorry no experience but - bumping for you!

Hope all goes ok! And good luck smile

BionicEmu Wed 31-Oct-12 15:54:46

Ah well, thankyou smile
Still crampy but no full-bump tightenings, so that's good anyway.

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