Fetal fibronectin (fFN) test?

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  1. maytobe

    maytobe Well-Known Member

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    Anyone ever been prescribed an fFN test to check if you stand the possibility of going into preterm labor? I only just read about it today. My doctor has not recommended any such test but I was simply curious about it. Is it invasive and is it safe and better to get it done?
     
  2. blessedbylife

    blessedbylife Married Mom of 1 & Preggo

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    I had this done, because i have a heart shaped uterus. It wasn't invasive, and inthe end i was happy i got it done because it showed i was going into laobor at 19 weeks, so i was put onto bedrest and my DD lived!
     
  3. WhosThatGirl

    WhosThatGirl Mommy of 4 amazing kids!

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    I had this done my last pregnancy when I was having some issues about 33 weeks. It is just basically like a pap smear, not anymore invasive. They just perform a pap and then test the sample and the test somehow tells them if you are likely to go into labor in the next 2 weeks.
     
  4. scotsgirl

    scotsgirl mother of 3 xx

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    i have been advised to have this as i went preterm with my first. 6 weeks early so im just waiting for my appointment to come through
     
  5. AP

    AP Well-Known Member
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    I will totally demand this next time!
     

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