Friday, September 19, 2008

Fetal Fibronectin Test (fFN)

Had this test done this morning...Evidently this is a test they can do where swab your cervix and if the test is negative, they can be reasonably sure that you won't go into labor in the next two weeks. It's a protein that acts a "glue" between the placenta and the uterus. If it comes back negative, I may be able to go home on bedrest. If it comes back positive, it doesn't tell them a whole lot. It just means the "glue" is disentegrating earlier than it should and you could go into labor. It's not a sure sign you will go into labor, but it is a sure sign you will not make it to 40 weeks. So, if it comes back positive, I'm probably stuck here for the long haul. Basically 34 weeks or until the baby is born. I live an hour away, so they aren't going to take any chances of me delivering at my home hospital or on the road trying to get here.

good news is, my cervix has not changed since I was admitted on Wed and I've still had no contractions. YEAH!

Dontcha love the way they wake you at 5:30 am to do these test?

1 comment:

  1. 5:30 is of COURSE the chosen time for ALL testing to happen including KUB's on a 18 month old! I feel your pain!