Messaged somewhere else but no one replied... Got admitted yesterday at 31+3 as tightenings were every 5mins, had the fFn test which was positive and contractions got worse so have now had both sets of injections to mature baby's lungs. They've said if things stay the way they are now (tightening retry much stopped) I can go home tonight but what does this mean do I just carry on as normal (2yr old at home, work one day a week) or will I be on Bed rest ? Is labour more likely to start early now this has happened? X
I went in at late 33 weeks with DD2 having tightening like you describe. Because DD1 had arrived at 33 weeks with a very fast labour and a FFN test came up positive (but the test can give false positives - our hospital put more store by a negative test than a positive) - they played things very cautiously with me, put me on the drip to stop them, and basically bought time till they could get both sets of steroids in. They would have liked to keep me in as they still continued to stop and start - especially with the previous combination of a very fast and premature labour before - they reckoned I was a fair candidate for the newspaper style baby at the side of road birth if things did kick off.
In the end they agreed to me going home (DD1 was under a year old at this point) but to keep popping in to be re-checked if the tightenings got to a point I couldn't deal with them - I was in and out a LOT as they gor progressively more and more uncomfortable (cost a bloody fortune in parking fees) but DD2 hung on till early 36 weeks and flew out in a sub-10 minute labour.